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Half an Hour b4 Departure - Digital ONLY

Half an Hour b4 Departure - Digital ONLY

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Half an Hour b4 Departure - A Photographic Voyage by Elijah Kagan

Immerse yourself in the monochromatic world of Elijah Kagan, a sailor-turned-photographer, whose 115-page photobook, "Half an Hour b4 Departure," unveils the unseen beauty of life at sea. 

Elijah’s voyage spans 3 years, 4 months, and 17 days, encapsulating moments that are as profound as they are fleeting. Inspired by legendary photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Josef Koudelka, and Vivian Maier, Kagan’s work transcends the ordinary, capturing the soul of maritime life without the distraction of color. His black and white images do not merely document but delve into the essence of every scene, inviting viewers to witness the beauty in the simplicity and the solemnity of seafarer life.

From the frenzied preparations ignited by a captain’s call to the serene moments of introspection amidst the vastness of the ocean, "Half an Hour b4 Departure" is a testament to the beauty that exists in the mundane, often overlooked in our daily lives. Kagan’s narrative, born from a childhood dream and shaped by the harsh realities of modern seafaring, offers a unique perspective that blends the art of photography with the soul of maritime adventure.

This digital collection collects over 90 black and white photos taken by Kagan, first published as part of an exhibition by the same name in July of 2023.

Dive into the depths of "Half an Hour Before Departure" and let Elijah Kagan guide you through a world where time stands still, and every picture tells a story of dreams, reality, and the beauty that lies in between.

You will receive a download to a PDF of the book.

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