– Rick Steves, travel writer and host of "Rick Steves's Europe" on Create
As any and all of my friends will attest, I’m rather obsessed with aesthetics, specifically when found in photographs. If I could, I’d jump at the chance to paper my walls with pictures I’ve deemed perfect (my alternative is Pinterest). But, when I was presented with this hardcover photography book filled with timeless photographs from 1980-2010, I did jump at it. While it wasn’t exactly what I expected, I’m still pleased beyond words.
The photos are flawlessly captivating, they give you a taste of the world. Rural as it might be, it’s a thrill to be transported to the crude structures of African dwellings, the Rock Mountains of China and elsewhere immersed in a foggy heaven, the faces of those who are rarely seen – Eskimos, traditional tribesmen, even the flighty animals who are seldom captured by camera.
Art Wolfe condenses a vast knowledge of the world and photography into what I would call a form of memoir. It’s his memoir of seeing the world firsthand, in action, of seeing the quintessence of life. I would say it’s an enrapturing voyage, looking through these pages, these pages of his life story and journey.