Matthew Blick

 

Schweiz picture book

 

 

Field(s)
Graphic design, photography

Client(s)
Non-commercial

Year(s)
2012—14

Recently having spent a fair amount of time exploring and working in Switzerland, I've been fortunate enough to capture the vibrant culture, and magnificent scenery of this beautiful country in pictures.

 

Quite an assortment of images soon built, which provided the basis for this picture-book concept. Executed using international style, the books design stays true to the place it depicts.

The cover photograph is one of my favourites from the selection, but it's important to the narrative that I must admit it was purely accidental. If you look to the bottom edge of the photograph, a woman, in focus, can be partially seen. The image I had intended to photograph was the profile of the woman, but as the shutter released, a nearby child frightened a few dozen pigeons into flight, consequently obscuring the subject. Influential photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term, ‘the decisive moment’, a fitting statement for this image.

 

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