If armchair travel were to go first-class, say with wine served by smiling stewards, full-on reclining chairs, fluffy pillows, and the like, this is the book that would be handed to you to complete the experience. Just click on the orange tab above and you’ll see.
Painting With Light by Rob Armitage brilliantly records his travels around the globe and close to home where he lives in the Cotswolds of England. Filled with sweeping panoramics, rich details, portraits, interiors, street scenes, rice paddies, moors, camels, cows, and the odd water buffalo, this color-filled book makes you feel like a world wanderer minus the jet lag.
Rob says he put the book together in about six weeks, working in the evenings after work. As is evident as you flip through the pages, he also put in scads of sunrise and sunset shoots to capture that magic light. Really nice. We’d also like to give Rob a mighty thumbs up for his use of the double truck, in other words, spreading images over a two-page spread. It really adds to the sequencing and lends that sweeping, breathtaking scope that many of his images deserve. By the way, double trucks aren’t tricky – you can learn how to integrate them into your own bookmaking skills here.
Thanks to Rob for sharing his book. And thanks to him also for letting us feature “Painting With Light” and debut our soon-to-be-released BookShow™ widget (still in beta, folks, but coming soon) so that you can preview and savor his book page by page.