4. Hanging by a Thread
September 2016. Sorry, Hanging by a Thread has sold out and is currently not available. I am working to see if UW Press will run another printing but I think it is unlikely.
It had a new cover photo when it was reprinted for the third time and looked like this
Hanging By a Thread:
A Kite’s View of Wisconsin
Photography by Craig Wilson
This full-color book of photographs records Wisconsin from an unusual viewpoint. The camera was suspended from a kite and controlled by the photographer, Craig Wilson, from the ground. From fifty to a few hundred feet in the air, we see festivals, zoom close over “Wisconsin” on the capital dome, get a seagull’s eye view of sailors, and hover over the crowd at a University of Wisconsin-Madison football game.
More than 140 gorgeous photographs offer a unique look at people and places around the state.
Captions are in English, Spanish, German, and Mandarin Chinese
Price is only $24.95 Free shipping to all United States addresses.
Hanging by a Thread had sold out its second printing. The good news is that University of Wisconsin Press has picked it up and has republished it. We have switched the cover photo but the insides are all the same.
Read what some in the Media
have to say about
Hanging by a Thread.
Click on the link to read the full text.
Dennis McCann of the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinal wrote, “If you think Wisconsin is beautiful from ground level, you ought to see it from the window seat of WIlson’s kite.”
- David Medaris at Isthmus wrote, “Where satellite images are static, remote and gridlike in composition, Wilson’s kite cam affords a more human-scale acuity, full of color and life and artistic intent that is beyond the ability of even low-flying surveillance craft.”
- Doug Haynes, Editor of Art in Wisconsin wrote, “When looking at art, it is always a joy to find a new take on something familiar. Craig Wilson’s book, Hanging by a Thread, a kite’s view of Wisconsin provides a delightful combination of known and novel.”
- Ron McCrea wrote in the Capitol Times on November 27, 2006, “Hanging by a Thread” is a visual delight. Over the years Wilson, who works a day job in Madison city government, developed the unusual hobby of kite photography. It’s unusual because images from a kite often get oddly close to crowds and buildings at a medium altitude, using normal lenses that capture detail and lifelike effects that a long-lens photo taken from a helicopter simply can’t replicate without distortion. One of the pleasures of Wilson’s work is knowing that some of it is captured by accident, since the photographer’s control over the image is limited. He calls his work “a collection of special treasures, some intended and some unexpected, but treasures discovered along the way.”
Here is a sample of some inside pages.