As Long As There Are Animals
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You can purchase this book online here.
You can also download PDF preview of the book here.
About the book
As Long As There Are Animals is available in two hard cover versions — a standard edition and a deluxe edition. The deluxe edition is limited to 100 copies, signed and numbered, bound in cloth with a image inlaid on the front, all contained in a luxury clamshell portfolio box together with three exclusive book sized prints. The books’ dimensions are 320mm high, 300mm wide, and 24mm thick.
The standard edition is produced to the same high standard as the deluxe edition, bound beautifully with a full colour dust jacket.
Each of the sixty photographs is presented on its own page, much in the same way a stand-alone fine art print deserves. There is little distraction of text in the main part of the book. It is a fine art book designed to display photographs to their maximum potential using the best paper and materials available.
It is printed by EBS Press in Verona, Italy, printers of many renowned fine art photographic books including Sebastião Salgado’s magnificent Genesis.
The book contains a foreword by Virginia McKenna of Born Free fame, and an introductory essay by Keith Wilson, as well as words by me.
From the book’s foreword, by Virginia McKenna, OBE.
Founder and Trustee, Born Free Foundation:
This extraordinary collection of photographs is so precious and important. I am completely captivated by David Lloyd’s focus on detail. An eye, an ear, the texture of skin, a moment of tenderness, a sense of togetherness, a sense of loneliness. The vast blue sky with the huge and vulnerable rhinoceros spearing it with his horn, the leopard in the tangled forest, the elephants, whose loving and loyal family life we would do well to emulate.
Too often lions are portrayed as aggressive hunters, snarling predators. In this book you see beyond that and, to me, it shows the sensitivity and understanding of the photographer. Here we are drawn into a deeper understanding of their nature in a very touching way, and I am very grateful for that.
From the book’s introduction, by Keith Wilson, FRGS.
Founder and Editor, Wild Planet Photo Magazine:
As Long As There Are Animals is the culmination of many years of watching and waiting. Of course, this applies to many of the very best collections of wildlife photography, but what really sets this book apart is David Lloyd’s eye for expression, detail and light.
Whether the profile of a yawning lion, a close-up of an ancient weathered buffalo, or a shadowy glimpse of a leopard in the undergrowth, David’s use of light is revelatory. By that I mean the animal’s soul is revealed in that split second when a ribbon of light and a tilt of the head allows us to focus on an expression that describes their personality, like individual characters on stage.
300 x 320 x 24mm, 148 pages
First edition of 1000 copies
Cloth covered hardback with dust jacket
65 full colour and black and white images
Printed on 170gsm Tatami Symbol fine-art paper
Retail price: £45.00.
As the standard edition, except:
Limited to 100 copies maximum
Numbered and hand signed
Cloth covered hardback with image inlay
Housed in a matching, cloth-covered, clamshell portfolio box
Includes three exclusive 300 x 320mm signed & numbered prints
Retail price: initially £175.00, rising as volumes sell.
Note, all specifications are subject to last minute change.