World renowned photographer, Martin Becka is taking part in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Martin Becka’s "Dubai, Transmutations" is the first of its kind. Becka spent two years photographing the city of Dubai through the bellows of his large format view camera. He printed his images using the 19th century process of " Photogravure" and his custom-refurbished 19th Century Camera for which he is a recognised specialist.
The “Dubai, Transmutations” book, published by The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery Dubai & Baudoin Lebon, Paris is limited to one thousand copies. The resulting printed book is widely recognised as being among the most beautiful prints in the history of the medium, with an introduction by Jean Pierre Quignaux and the sixth Century poet Labid en Rabia.
The book was been printed by Calff & Meischke printers, Amsterdam; renowned for their impeccable printing precision. The images are printed in four tone composition with the negatives printed on tracing paper. The book is a hardcover which measures 23x33 cm and consists of 89 pages. The book will be retailing for AED 730 and the portfolio box set for AED 8,100. This book will be available for signing by Becka at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair on March 6th from 5:30- 6:00 pm in the ADIBF Book-Signing Corner.
For interviews with Martin Becka please contact Kiera Purdue on 050 343 3275.
What is The Empty Quarter Gallery?
The Empty Quarter Fine Art Photography Gallery’s mission is to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Through a variety of international programs and exhibitions, The Empty Quarter will continue to discover new talent and create avenues through which to reward photographers, as well as nurture and promote contemporary work of photography, highlighting talents of the region as well as accomplished international artists.
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