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A Little More Line
A Kite’s View of Wisconsin & Beyond
Photography by Craig M. Wilson

Craig Wilson has a unique perspective. His images give us an unparalleled view of places and situations that are otherwise commonplace, and [he] turns them into art.”
Tim Burton, Madison Magazine

In this book of more than 200 stunning, full-color images, Craig M. Wilson suspends his camera from a kite to take dazzling photographs of scenes around Wisconsin and in neighboring states from a bird’s-eye point of view. He captures parades, bicycle races, cityscapes, farm scenes, marinas, ball games, and night lights in surprising and intimate portraits of Wisconsin and the Midwest that range from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin and the Monona Terrace Convention Center to Chicago’s Millennium Park and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Also included are remarkable pictures of locales as rich and varied as Iowa’s Field of Dreams, the harbor and ships of Duluth, and the city of St. Paul, as well as images of Wilson’s extensive kite collection.

Richard Quinney, growing up on the farm, walking the land, working in the fields, tending the farm animals, and listening to the soft words of his family as the darkness folded into the night has spent a lifetime contemplating the nature of reality.

In This World of Dreams a year passes as the author tells the stories that come, as in a dream, of things past, of the ancestors that once lived, and of the wonders of everyday life. The revels will end in this relative world of dreams. Yet, the fruits of the year’s quest prompt thoughts, more dreams, of an absolute realm beyond this dream world. In the meantime, we are the shepherds of our dreams, the tellers of the tales we share with others. We are the keepers of the wonders of our existence here on earth.

Craig M. WilsonCraig M. Wilson has been a kite flyer and builder since 1983. He uses his large kites to lift radio-controlled camera equipment. He has flown his kites and camera system and exhibited his photographs in France, Germany, England, Japan, Belgium, Holland, South Africa, China, and many locations in Canada and the United States. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.




 

 

 

 


 

Praise

“Among the many things that make Craig Wilson’s photographs special is how he takes you where you can’t go. . . . (In Wilson’s hands, the familiar is made fresh. This new book is sure to make new converts as well as delight the many longtime fans of his remarkable art.”
—Doug Moe, Wisconsin State Journal

 

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A Little More Line

March 2014
LC: 2012945058
130 pp.  8 1/2 x 10 1/2
223 color photos
Paper ISBN 978-0-9815161-6-5

Now available from Craig Wilson or visit fromakite.com.

 



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