The Circle of Life: Gathering Pearls of Wisdom is a 36-page book with photography and bilingual prose (French-English).
Do you love nature? This book of black & white photography with prose explores our special relationship with the natural world. Patrick’s macro photographs combine with Patricia’s interpretative text to make this book a special visual and storytelling experience.
“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
“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
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.
Our photographs were exhibited at "Les Rencontres de la Photographie", a popular international photography festival, during July 2015 in Arles, France.
There is a reward for everyone who helps and a sincere thanks for your belief in our project! We carefully selected a leading offset printer in France, Escourbiac, based on the quality of their work and commitment to customer service.
Thanks to everyone who has contributed their time and inspiration to this project, particularly Ana Sartori, Catherine Ferey, Denis Bernard, Philippe Dumont, Voies-Off - "Rencontres Photographiques" d'Arles, Alain Escourbiac imprimeur et Christian Dupuy.