Le Cercle de la Vie: Recueil de Perles de Sagesse - The Circle of Life: Gathering Pearls of Wisdom

An award-winning nature photography book with prose in English & French, it combines the beauty of nature with intuitive metaphors.

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Le Cercle de la Vie: Recueil de Perles de Sagesse - The Circle of Life: Gathering Pearls of Wisdom

<p> <em><strong>The Circle of Life: Gathering Pearls of Wisdom</strong> is a 36-page book with photography and bilingual prose (French-English). </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="__p_searle_circle_book_rv-1447061770" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/249485/__P_Searle_Circle_Book_RV-1447061770.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><strong>Do you love nature?</strong> This book of black &amp; white photography with prose explores our special relationship with the natural world. </em><em>Patrick’s macro photographs combine with Patricia’s interpretative text to make this book a special visual and storytelling experience.</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="__ps_dyptiques_perles_3-2-1447315000" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/250937/__PS_Dyptiques_Perles_3-2-1447315000.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>“I used a macro perspective to create images that are like portraits. I like to show unique details in nature that we might miss, unless we take a moment to notice them.”  Patrick</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="__p_searle_portrait_de_famille-3-1447932153" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/253057/__P_Searle_Portrait_de_famille-3-1447932153.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em><em>“I’m fascinated by plant life and the Irish side of my family loved to tell stories. I attributed human qualities to the cacti, using personification to let them become storytellers, and open the door of imagination for the reader.”  Patricia</em></em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="__p_searle_dynamique_de_groupe-6-1447931893" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/253055/__P_Searle_Dynamique_de_groupe-6-1447931893.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>The images of plant life in the book are used as metaphors for different steps in the circle of human life…the innocence of childhood, the search for identity, our sense of family or the enigma of attraction. Each photograph is accompanied by short prose that invites the reader to interpret his or her own meaning. </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>Our photographs were exhibited at "</em><a href="https://www.rencontres-arles.com/CS.aspx?VP3=CMS3&amp;VF=ARL_782_VForm&amp;LANGSWI=1&amp;LANG=English" target="_blank">Les Rencontres de la Photographie</a><em>"</em><em>, a popular international photography festival, during July 2015 in Arles, France.</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Patrick_searle_perles_expo_in_arles-1447095010" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/249739/Patrick_Searle_Perles_expo_in_Arles-1447095010.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>There is a reward for everyone who helps and a sincere thanks for your belief in our project! </em><em>We carefully selected a leading offset printer in France, Escourbiac, based on the quality of their work and commitment to customer service.</em></p> <p>       <img alt="English_descriptive-2-1447314025" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/250931/English_descriptive-2-1447314025.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Thanks</strong> to everyone who has contributed their time and inspiration to this project, particularly Ana Sartori, Catherine Ferey, Denis Bernard, Philippe Dumont, <a href="http://voies-off.com/index.php/en/" target="_blank">Voies-Off - "Rencontres Photographiques" d'Arles</a>, <a href="http://escourbiac.com/site/" target="_blank">Alain Escourbiac imprimeur</a> et <a href="http://www.netalinea.fr" target="_blank">Christian Dupuy</a>.  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="__ps_biographie-1447314543" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/250934/__PS_Biographie-1447314543.jpg"></p> <p> <img alt="__pp_biographie-2-1447314658" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/250935/__PP_Biographie-2-1447314658.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

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<p> <em>We are surprised at how the book touches people’s hearts. The photos and text encourage people to share their thoughts and experiences. Some early copies of the book were distributed in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. People of all ages, cultures and countries liked it. We want to share the book with a wider audience and translate it to other languages.  </em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>We would like to order 600 copies of the book using offset printing. <strong>Your participation by buying a postcard  print or book, will enable us to offer a high quality hardcover version of our book</strong>. </em><em>The total cost for the books, including rewards, shipping and all other expenses, equals <strong>4600€ </strong>and is shown in this breakdown:</em></p> <p>         <img alt="English_funding-2-1447314129" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/250932/English_Funding-2-1447314129.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <em>We are prepared to personally invest 2,100€ towards this cost,</em><strong><em> </em></strong><strong><em>but we need your help please, for the remaining 2500€ </em></strong><em>to put our project into action. <em>Thanks for believing in us! </em></em></p>



One card of 5x8 inches on photo paper – In color OR black & white, signed by the artists, with bilingual text (French -English) from the book

Estimated delivery: December 2015


Five cards (Same details as in reward N°1)

Estimated delivery: December 2015


One hardcover book – 36-pages in 6.3x6.3 inches format, with black & white photographs and bilingual text (French - English)

Estimated delivery: December 2015


    A "Collector Edition" book of signed and numbered limited editions, presented in a handcrafted jacket. Includes: One hardcover book (Reward N°3) + Two original prints of 6.3x6.3 inches, printed by the artist, using carbon pigment inks on fine art MOAB Entrada 300gr paper 100% cotton

    Estimated delivery: December 2015


      Includes One hardcover book (Reward N°3) + One Collector edition book (Reward N°4)

      Estimated delivery: December 2015


      Includes One hardcover book (Reward N°3) + One signed original print of your choice, in 16x20 inches format with text in French and English. - Order according to your specific choice: Either printed in Black & White with carbon pigment ink on Moab Rag Natural Entrada 300Gr photo paper 100% cotton, Or printed in Color version with organic pigment ink on Epson Traditional 300Gr photo paper.

      Estimated delivery: December 2015


      Includes Five hardcover books (Reward N°3)

      Estimated delivery: December 2015


        Includes Four hardcover books – (Reward N°3) + One Collector book (Reward N°4)

        Estimated delivery: December 2015


          Includes: One hardcover book (Reward N°3) + One “Artist’s Book” of signed and numbered limited edition – Special presentation box of 8x9.5 inches format, designed by the artists, including 14 individually printed photographs, a synopsis of the series, the authors’ photographic and literary approach and their biographies. - Order according to your specific choice: With Or Without French Or English prose, Either in Black & white version printed with carbon pigment ink on Moab Rag Natural Entrada 300gr photo paper, 100% cotton, Or in Color version printed with organic pigment ink on Epson Traditional 300gr photo paper.

          Estimated delivery: January 2016

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