We are pleased to announce the first official hardcover large-format photobook by Dutch photographer Ruben van Schalm:
The core of the book by Ruben van Schalm, Paradise, depicts a place overruled by the elements of nature with at the centre its quintessential component: man. The journey towards finding and creating this very personal vision of paradise has been many years in the making. It was a journey of introspection, going down a path laid with shaky pebbles, but nevertheless essential as it was driven by an innate will to create and to reveal a particular vision. Years of research, travels and collaborations with like-minded individuals have shaped what we can now see in the pages of this book: an artistic force that found its calling in the portrayal of the relationship between man and nature. The book contains unpublished black & white and colour images from series that van Schalm has made in the Philippines, French Polynesia and Israel.
With an introduction written by Erwin Olaf, essay by Marth von Loeben, design by Studio Amir Avraham and production by Color and Books - Sebastiaan Hanekroot.
Paradise is a large-format photo book; limited edition, a real collector's item of Dutch photographer Ruben van Schalm.