By: Rudi Sebastian
288 p. Hard Cover
Water. The origin of life. The stroke of luck among cosmic coincidences.
The chameleon of molecules that makes all the difference. Every living
entity depends on its existence.
Yet in and of itself, water appears rather modest. Colorless and
tasteless, it is only in its environment that water comes to life, receiving
color through the reflection of the sky, and dynamism in its movement
along rivers, over mountains, oceans, and plains.
Rudi Sebastian has traveled the globe to capture every imaginable
facet of this essential substance in all its liquid, gaseous, and solid
forms. The result is an exquisite photographic book that presents an
unprecedented spectrum of this miracle substance—from a pond to
the endless expanse of the Pacific, from the ice of the polar regions to
the salt-encrusted lakes of the great deserts.
Taking stylistic inspiration from Monet and classical modernism,
Sebastian’s images ripple with texture and ever-moving colors. His
waterscapes are as vivid as the substance itself, a rich tribute to the
planet’s life force. Accompanying texts reveal the natural history and
wonders of water on earth. Where did it come from? What role has it
played in the emergence of life?
This photographic journey takes us all over the truly blue planet
to remind us that water is never just water but a whole universe of…