Finally, after months of preparation, (and missed blog posts), 1000 copies of "Welsh Light" have finally arrived here in the gallery and they are looking amazing. This is by far the strongest, most powerful set of images I have put together to date, 120 full page images in this 264 page volume, also including 36 smaller facing page images with full descriptions.
Tomorrow is numbering and signing day for the 100 'collectors copies' - just 19 remain for sale of this limited set. Almost a third of these collectors copies are being posted nationally and internationally, from North America to South Australia.
SATURDAY however, is LAUNCH DAY to the general public here at my gallery,
from 10am - 4 pm (pop in any time as this is not a formal, timed event).
Monday 30th July, driver Edi, originally from Portugal, arrives after 4 hours of busy driving from London, with a van laden solely with four pallets of my books. Edi was a hero, seeing as I had no one else to help me, for he spent maybe half an hour unloading 66 heavy boxes into the back of the gallery - eternally grateful Edi, and also The Courier Service for hiring such a great bloke ! :-)
And the final set of stacked boxes, in the back of the gallery, with the first copy pulled out of one of the boxes for my first glimpse.
All four of my photographic books are available on-line at my main website at www.glyndavies.com/books
Welsh Light is available in three options, choose at time of ordering:-
Unsigned £ 45
Signed £ 50
Collectors edition £ 99
All plus postage if not being collected.
Please ring the gallery if you require any further information.
This is my 4th and largest book so far. Images are from my wanderings across the intriguingly beautiful regions of Anglesey, Snowdonia and the Llyn.
This is not a book 'about' Wales, but instead a personal collection of atmospheric images stimulated by the light, weather and culturally influenced landscape of this spectacular area.
You may recognise many of the places in this book, but when you study the body of work 'as a whole' you will hopefully notice something else, something unfamiliar - sometimes disturbing, sometimes melancholy, occasionally uplifting - something that has more to do with a spiritual connection to this ancient earth, infinite skies and that fragile thing called 'life'. Welsh Light is more than just an interpretation of a magical landscape; it's a momentary insight into my search for the 'bigger picture'
"Glyn Davies is obviously a photographic artist, but he is also a practitioner in total control of the technicalities of his medium. Enjoy this special body of work."
Roger Tooth, head of photography, the Guardian