Bill Henson: Lux et Nox
Out of print -- August 2020
Bill Henson explores twilight zones, the ambiguous spaces that exist between day and night, nature and civilization, youth and adulthood, male and female. His photographs of landscapes at dusk, of the industrial no-man’s land that lies on the outskirts of our cities, and of androgynous girls and boys adrift in the nocturnal turmoil of adolescence are painterly tableaux that continue the tradition of romantic literature and painting in our post-industrial age. The exquisite reproductions and large format of this book capture the rich chiaroscuro, the oscillating light, and the masterful composition of Henson’s photographs.