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Sojourner

Ross Halfin Travels

Ross Halfin

'Ross Halfin has traveled the world photographing rock stars like Jimmy Page. Along the way he learned a few things about the best lens to travel with and where to find a stunning landscape.' The New York Times

Ross Halfin is the Editor behind iconic Genesis limited editions: The Who Live, Maximum Who and Classic Hendrix and worked as Consultant Editor on Jimmy Page's limited edition.

Highly regarded for his work in the field of rock photography with bands such as The Who and artists such as Ronnie Wood, among many others, this book is a collection of the beautifully esoteric photographs taken by Ross in quiet moments, often while on tour.

'These images represent something else for me altogether - an uncomplicated freedom to enjoy the world my own way. These are pictures of odd things and textures that have caught my eye, that made me slow down, stop, look and feel something.' Ross Halfin

'This book will make people aware of Ross's other side.' Jimmy Page

The Photography

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Sojourner presents a collection of over 200 beautiful photographs by photographer Ross Halfin, taken in quiet moments whilst travelling the world as a rock photographer for bands such as Kings of Leon and Metallica.

Featured in the book is a Foreword by Jimmy Page and introductions by fellow photographer Baron Wolman, and writers Brad Tolinski and Pete Makowski. 

'Looking at these pictures you can feel the pulse and remember the scent of these places.'  Jimmy Page

'It is Halfin's ability to go beyond the surface and capture the essence of a cloud or a mountain that makes his travel images unique.'  Brad Tolinski

'There is an "other-worldliness" to Ross Halfin's photography. Halfin's photographs are testimony to his excellence in separating the timeless from the mundane'  Baron Wolman 

'Travel photography is a combination of art and science. You have to possess knowledge and understanding, but also imagination and vision. As Degas said, "Even in front of nature one must compose."'  Peter Makowski
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The Manuscript

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'Aesthetically there is beauty in the most simple of sights and colours and, if you look, you'll want to discover more.' Ross Halfin

Ross's own words provide an interesting insight into the collection of photographs presented in Sojourner. His captions express his thoughts and feelings about the places he's visited, nature and the world we live in as well as the lengths he goes to achieve the images he envisions.

'Aside from the visual differences when traveling the world, I particularly notice the distinct smells of places.'  Ross Halfin
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The Author

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Ross Halfin is one of Britain's pre-eminent music photographers for a wide range of artists from The Who to Metallica and The Kings of Leon.

As Photographic Editor he has also contributed to many Genesis limited editions including The Who Live, Maximum Who and Classic Hendrix and most recently, as Consultant Editor on Jimmy Page's now sold out limited edition.

'Sojourner represents something else for me altogether: an uncomplicated freedom to enjoy the world my own way and, although not always easy, a chance to capture some of the things I see.'  Ross Halfin 

 

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The Collector Edition

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The Collector edition is signed by the photographer, numbered and bound in black silk with gold blocking. A plate is inset on the front cover. Just 400 copies are available worldwide.

Additionally, each book is accompanied by a photographic print. Every print features a different photograph drawn from Ross Halfin's archives, and not featured within the book itself.  The book & print set is presented in a hand-crafted slipcase.

'The green rice fields give the feeling of being content, at peace.'  Ross Halfin

The signed photographic print is not available anywhere else. Each is an edition of one - making every copy of Sojourner totally unique.
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The Deluxe Edition

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The first 250 books of the Sojourner limited edition are Deluxe copies, fully bound in Italian fine grain leather.

The Deluxe book is hand bound in a custom light grey leather with intricate gold and silver foil blocking, and silver page edging.

Additionally, the book is accompanied by a 10" x 8" Giclée fine art print. The Giclée is printed onto heavyweight Photo Rag paper and signed by Ross Halfin.

A hand crafted Japanese folding case is cloth-lined to preserve the Deluxe leather book binding. The many photographs of clouds that Ross has amassed over the years have inspired the case's cover design.
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The Writers Edition

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The Sojourner Writers Edition is a tailor made collection of only 60 books, signed by all five of its contributing writers, Ross Halfin, Pete Makowski, Jimmy Page, Brad Tolinski and Baron Wolman.

Each with a number one to sixty in Roman numerals and hand bound in Italy, in black fine grain leather, the 60 books are to be presented in a floral Japanese folding case. Each is accompanied by an artist signed Giclée print - a photograph taken during Ross's travels in Japan (10"x8" on Photo Rag paper).

A special version of the deluxe hand crafted Japanese folding case accompanies each copy. It is cloth-lined to preserve the Writer's leather book binding and features the photograph of flowers Ross took in Phuket, Thailand, just a few days after the tsunami in 2004.

Proceeds are being donated to the Japan Society's Japan Earthquake Appeal Fund supporting victims of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean earthquake, and longer term recovery and reconstruction. Please contact Genesis for availability of this special edition. 
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The Video

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Ross Halfin talks about his photography in Sojourner and the process of creating this new limited edition book.

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Ross Halfin Travels

Select from the following editions:

Sojourner

Sojourner

  • ISBN:
    9781905662180
  • Collector:
    400 copies
  • Signed by:
    Ross Halfin
  • Contributors:
    Jimmy Page, Baron Wolman, Brad Tolinski and Pete Makowski
  • Paper:
    200gsm fine art paper
  • Binding:
    Black silk with gold blocking and inset photograph.
  • Box:
    Hand crafted slipcase.
  • Extras:
    Includes a unique 'one of one' 5"x7" print, signed by Ross Halfin.
Collector £145

Ross Halfin is highly regarded for his work in the field of rock photography with bands such as The Who, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and artists such as Ronnie Wood and Jeff Beck amongst many others. This book is a collection of beautifully esoteric photographs taken by Ross in quiet moments, often while on tour with these bands.

  • Page size: 220mm x 285mm
  • 168 pages
  • 224 images
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