Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Great Christmas Gift for Any North Carolinian!

North Carolina Then & Now
By Kevin Adams, 2007

156 Pages, 125 image pairs
14¼ x 10½ inches hardcover
Retail price: $39.95
Published by Westcliffe Publishers

You can meet Kevin, buy his book and have him sign it for you at a couple of upcoming book signings...

Friday, 12/7, 7:00 PM
Shakespeare and Company in Kernersville

Saturday 12/15
Barnes and Noble, High Point, 11-1

Barnes and Noble, Friendly Center, Greensboro 3-5

Here is what Kevin has to say about the book...

The most educational and rewarding project of my career, North Carolina Then & Now showcases over 115 before-and-after image pairs from across the state. For over two years I studied tens of thousands of historical photographs and rephotographed the most representative views for the book. My goal was not merely to present a modern portrayal of the scene depicted in the historical image, but rather to put myself in the historical photographer's shoes, to place my camera at the precise location of his or hers and to show the viewer exactly the changes that have occurred. This required painstaking research and a meticulous approach to the rephotography. Making many of the rephotographs required shooting from the middle of busy streets, hanging over the roofs of tall buildings, and trying to keep from hurling my lunch while shooting from small airplanes. While it was impossible to achieve exact framing on some of the images, all of them provide a very close representation of the modern-versus-historical scene.

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