Guy Tillim: Second Nature

In reading the accounts of the artists who accompanied Captain James Cook to French Polynesia, Guy Tillim was interested to note that among the captain's crew was an artist who struggled with the problem of how to convey such an idyllic landscape. Addressing the same challenge, Tillim has created a beautiful, almost mesmerizing series of photographs that offer their own answers. Taken at face value, these images are at once gorgeous, subtle and rich in detail. Published in a large landscape format, this book serves as a travelogue of a modern-day Eden - yet it is filled with highly nuanced images that represent some of the most sophisticated landscape photographs of recent times.