On Safari, 1976 book
On Safari, 1976

By Heidi Neilson
New York: Heidi Neilson, 2009. Edition of 100.

7.5 x 7.5"; 26 unnumbered pages. Digital-offset printed, saddle-stitch bound.

Colophon: "The photographs for On Safari, 1976 were selected from the archives of Lilian Neilson (1913 - 1996). It is a series of reproduced photographs with zoomed-in excerpts."

With this simple book, photographer-bookmaker Neilson asks some not-trivial questions about photography: Is its value in recapturing the past? Remembering the past? Reproducing reality, whatever reality is? How much does focus play a part? Is the past fuzzier the farther (literally and figuratively) we are from it? Or does closer vision blur the picture?