Resplendent Light

Christopher Burkett

Resplendent Light

Autographed First Edition

Autographed First Edition

Image dimensions: 11.5 x 11.75

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Resplendent Light



Resplendent Light is a lyrical collection of some of the best photographic work Christopher Burkett has done with his Hasselblad camera over the last twenty-five years. The images are sequenced like a visual poem as an expression of Burkett’s reverence and awareness of extraordinary moments when the earth is transformed by grace and light. The photographs are complemented by an essay written by noted photographic scholar James L. Enyeart, titled Nature Always Wears the Colors of the Spirit. He discusses Burkett’s work within the context of the history of art and photography.

This First Edition includes 156 pages with 68 color plates.
Book Design by George Beltran in Eugene, Oregon.
Composed in Arepo and Cycles typefaces designed by Sumner Stone.
Color separations were made from original 6×6 format Cibachrome photographs by Dual Graphics in Brea, California.
Printed by Dual Graphics on 115 pound Ikono Gloss Text.
Bound by Lincoln and Allen Bindery in Portland, Oregon.

First edition was produced in an edition of 7,000 with 300 reserved for the special collector’s edition accompanied by an original 11×11″ Cibachrome photograph handmade by Christopher Burkett.

Autographed by the artist in ink.

Published by West Wind Arts, 2004
ISBN: 0-9670216-1-8


New – the HD Video of the actual work in question has been provided as a visual condition report.


Christopher Burkett has labored for over four decades to create what many regard as the most impeccable and luminous color photographs in the history of photography. Gifted with a contemplative spirit as well as painter’s eye, Burkett has an uncommon ability to capture the natural world in a manner that simultaneously reflects “the world behind the world” as Minor White and Paul Caponigro might have put it. And although Burkett has been compared by curators to American color landscape photographers Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas, whose genre of American landscape photography he extended, neither of them exclusively developed their own film, nor attempted the darkroom standard clearly in evidence upon viewing Burkett’s original Cibachromes.

christopher burkett by bill purcell