Bill Brandt. Gull's Nest, Late on Midsummer Night, Isle of Skye. 1947

Bill Brandt Gull's Nest, Late on Midsummer Night, Isle of Skye 1947

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Brandt took this photograph for the picture story “Over the Sea to Skye,” published in Lilliput in November 1947. Uncharacteristically, he also wrote the text that accompanied the story’s eight images. The Isle of Skye, the northernmost large island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, is known for its dramatic mountain scenery and abundant wildlife. Brandt emphasized both by dramatically juxtaposing the foreground and background, a pictorial device that is prominent in his portraits and nudes.

Gallery label from Bill Brandt: Shadow and Light, March 6–August 12, 2013.
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
12 7/16 x 10 1/2" (31.6 x 26.7 cm)
Credit
Gift of Harper's Bazaar
Object number
100.1959
Copyright
© 2018 Estate of Bill Brandt
Department
Photography

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