TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - In his new book, Simple Beauty: The Art of Texture, Form & Colour, George Fischer turns his lens inward, revealing an alternative reality for those who are looking for a different perspective in frenetic lives.
"In this book, I have made it my mission to unearth the tiniest moments of simple beauty and share them for readers' enjoyment, relaxation and sensibility," he says. "Many of my images, once etched on the mind, can serve as oases of tranquillity to be recalled on demand for moments of escape from all the busyness."
In an array of some 300 photos, Fischer seizes flashes of intimacy and intricacy from everyday scenes that decelerate the pace, engage the imagination and help readers appreciate life anew. For example, conjuring up a waterfall may calm the spirit in a traffic jam, while the sliver of a peaceful beach could melt city crowds away. Recalling dramatic shadows from the play of sunlight and moonlight can transport the preoccupied mind onto a different plane. And summoning images of flora and fauna can add warmth and affection to a day.
Readers will benefit from the mental space created by Simple Beauty where they can stop and smell the roses. There, they will be transported into a galaxy where the elements deliver inspiration, challenge and bliss. Inside this complex universe are milliseconds of spiritual messaging that escape the ordinary eye, perhaps never to return. And this book is their passport to visiting this world time and again.
ABOUT GEORGE FISCHER One of Canada's most renowned and prolific landscape photographers, George Fischer has published more than 55 books and 50 art posters from sites around the world. His work has also appeared on the covers of numerous international magazines and newspapers, and in the promotional publications of tourism agencies around the world. His book entitled Unforgettable Canadawas on The Globe and Mail's bestseller list for eight weeks and sold over 50,000 copies. In November, 2017, Fischer received the Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence in Photography.