"WHITE LIGHT, SILENT SHADOWS" par Bruce CRATSLEY. Editions Arena, Santa Fe. 1998.
WHITE LIGHT, SILENT SHADOWS
"WHITE LIGHT, SILENT SHADOWS" par Bruce CRATSLEY. Editions Arena, Santa Fe. 1998. Petit in-4, couverture toilée violette sous jaquette photo. 168 pages. Textes en anglais de Bruce Cratsley, Barbara Head Millstein, Sherry Suris, Julia Van Haaften, & Elsa Dorfman, illustré de 143 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc pleine page par Bruce Cratsley.
"For more than two decades artist Bruce Cratsley has produced a personal and highly poetic body of work with the dominant theme being the mysteries of light and shadow. Cratsley's images of inanimate objects, urban street scenes, and portraits of friends and lovers, possess a metaphysical peculiarity. Whether it be his exuberant pictures of Paris or New York, or light falling onto and through a window, we are often reminded of Eugene Atget, André Kertész, or Cratsley's mentor and friend, Lisette Model. But Cratsley's personal aesthetic is moored to contemporary concerns, issues of the spirit, and mortality. Struck by AIDS, Cratsley's work gained greater immediacy. His intimate approach to the portrait reminds us again of life's ultimate potential and fragility. This definitive retrospective monograph encompasses the period 1972 through 1997, and includes images from every genre Cratsley has pursued."