New! Joseph O. Holmes’ Winter Wonderlands December 01 2015
Today’s double edition release comes from Joseph O. Holmes: a duet of stunning winter scenes, Nethermead (Red Umbrella No. 2) and The White Oaks No. 2 that celebrate what we love most about the season.
Sure, we grumble about bundling up, but there’s no denying there’s something magical about that first snowfall of the season. A serene silence comes over the world when it’s blanketed in white. It’s this feeling that Joseph O. Holmes has been making it his mission to capture in New York City’s own Prospect Park for several winters now. We think he’s hit the frost-flecked nail on the head in today’s editions, Nethermead (Red Umbrella No. 2) and The White Oaks No. 2.
Nethermead (Red Umbrella No. 2) takes us back to childhood winters, trudging through deep snow in mittens, scarves, and earmuffs with the sole determination to sled back down. This image was an instant favorite here at HQ—we can all recall time spent out in the snow, throwing all caution (and snow balls) to the wind, returning home as red-faced as the umbrella cast aside in Holmes’ photograph. We love pondering the figure in the foreground, so focused on her wintry exploration that the cold and wet are no longer a concern. Her solitude here is beautiful and familiar—we’ve all been her.The White Oaks No. 2 isn’t in black and white. Such is the power of snow: turning the world high-contrast as darkened tree bark stands against soft white powder. In The White Oaks No. 2, the titular tree is the heart of the image, its branches sprawling like veins over the field,reaching into the gray sky. In the midst of this we spot another solitary moment: a person walking their dog. As is Holmes’ style, this isolated scene isn’t solemn but rather, uplifting. We are reminded of our own winter walks, the soft crunch of snow beneath our boots, the puffs of steamy breath we exhale on the way. Through his lens, we see the wonder of winter.
Take a walk in a winter wonderland with Joseph O. Holmes and his editions, Nethermead (Red Umbrella No. 2) and The White Oaks No. 2.
With art for everyone,