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Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds
Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds
by Alex Webb
Each image included in photographer Alex Webb's first book (now an out-of-print classic), published in 1986, displays his mastery of color, composition, and light. The tropics are portrayed as a hybrid land mixed with new and old, where natural beauty and human desperation coexist.
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For me, photography affirms reality, but does not explain it. Part of its strength lies in its ambiguity, its suggestiveness. I embrace that strength of photography rather than worrying about its weaknesses.
Alex Webb
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