The Heart of Prague.
Photographs by Michael Schley. Foreword by Daniela Mrazkova.
Michael Schley, Darien, 2004. 96 pp., 81 illustrations, 9¾x9¼".
'Michael Schley's approach to photographing Prague is indisputably interesting. Michael unveils Prague in her very intimate and unique details. And his very discoveries, deliberately void of generic views, reveal interests of informed expert who delights in a beauty of individual gems used in gradual composition of a precious monstrance.
We are speaking of magic motifs attracting the photographer's imagination during his wanderings throughout the city to which he developed a deeply personal relationship'.
'Dominant in Schley's views of Prague is phenomenon of reality, driven by strong desire for a detailed filigree-like thoroughness in description combined with poetics of mystery and indeterminate ambiguity.
This is perhaps why Schley depicts Prague without people. As if his approach, stemming from a very intimate visual experience, people literally stay in his way. As if the spirit of the Old Town emanates from the innermost depths of uncommonly observed details he presents...' -from the foreword by Daniela Mrazkova
Beautifully printed by The Stinehour Press in an edition of 1000.
Hardbound- cloth cover with tip-on image.
Limited edition is signed, with choice of 1 of 4 prints. All photographs are signed and numbered by the artist in pencil on verso. Images are approximately 6x7 1/2 inches and matted to 11x14 inches. Editions are limited to 45 each.
View print choice The Wind and the Road to Prague
View print choice Charles Bridge in Fog
View print choice Winter Dusk, January 2001
View print choice Angel and Ivy