Talking Stones – Elaine Ling Photography Book

$60.00

The 120 black-and-white images pictured in this book were taken with a 4×5 view camera, mostly on Polaroid 55 PN film. For 30 years, the photographer wandered through deserts, canyons and jungles gathering the mythology of “stones.” Across four continents, Elaine Ling, the photographer, travels with her strong cultural sensitivities: her birth heritage from the East; and her philosophies from the West where she had studied medicine, and lived from the age of nine.

Shipping costs are extra and will be calculated based on your location. All orders are fulfilled by Elaine’s brother, Edward Pong via UltraAnalogue Recordings.

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Subtitle: A Photographic Sojourn

Text authors:

Wade Davis, author, anthropologist, photographer

Kevin Miller, photography curator

Designed by: Kehrer Design, Heidelberg, Germany

Format: Hardcover with dust jacket

Trim size: 280mm x 310mm

Page count: 142 pages

Photographs: 120 black and white

A shaman stone sends its song across the Gobi desert. Tibetan prayer flags flutter in the wind sending prayers to the blue sky from a celebratory rock at Namtso Lake. Pictograms found in cliffs in the American Southwest, Africa, Australia and Asia bear witness to the close relationship of man to the spirit world. Natural rocks stand majestically at their empowered sites.

The 120 black-and-white images pictured in this book were taken with a 4×5 view camera, mostly on Polaroid 55 PN film. For 30 years, the photographer wandered through deserts, canyons and jungles gathering the mythology of “stones.” Across four continents, the photographer travels with her strong cultural sensitivities: her birth heritage from the East; and her philosophies from the West where she had studied medicine, and lived from the age of nine.

In trust, we place a certain permanence in stones. But their fragility is at risk of destruction by the erosive forces of Nature and the destructive forces of war. This book offers a stunning global view of a very unique presentation of natural and ancient stones.

Listen to the polyphonic voice of “talking stones”.

Shipping costs are extra and will be calculated based on your location. All orders are fulfilled by Elaine’s brother, Edward Pong via UltraAnalogue Recordings.