Beautiful Whale, marks the release of Bryant Austin's first photography book due to be released April 2, 2013. Published by Abrams, this 124 page, 12 x 15 inch coffee table book features a forward by Dr. Sylvia Earle, as well as numerous photographs of a whale's eye at 1:1 scale. The book also features full-body photo mosaics reproduced at 1:6 scale that are featured as multiple gate folds up to five feet in width. Beautiful Whale is also available for pre-order at Amazon.com.
A brief video preview of the book that can be viewed by clicking on: Vimeo.com
A strange sensation came over me – a feeling that I could actually touch the whale, caress its sculptural hulking body and take in all
its finer details. It is a true palpable experience that moved me nearly to tears.
--Uko Gorter, Natural History Illustrator
From the American Cetacean Society's Quarterly Newsletter Spyhopper
The results are sublime. Each fin, each ridge in the skin, seems worth pondering.
--Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic
As they flit past—sometimes closer, sometimes further—you can't help thinking, with every passing page, that this is what's it's like to swim with the whales.
--The Wall Street Journal