About the Book
If we look out to the night sky, it is very easy to become mesmerized by its beauty. For centuries, the twinkling stars, the moon and the sun have fascinated people of all civilizations. We can’t help but feel connected to our universe and experience a wide range of emotions: from a sense of belonging (as we are all made of star dust), to feeling small but hopeful because it gives us a sense of clear perspective (our problems are insignificant too). The night sky also awakes in us a desire to learn and explore. The Milky Way is our home galaxy and according to a recent count, it has over 200 billion stars and it is only one galaxy among billions.
The Stars, The Moon And The Sun (in the NJ/NY area) book is part of Imma Barrera's photography and environmental project: "Under the night skies". The book covers local night images easily accessible from her home in Central New Jersey. Many people are not aware that it is possible to photograph the Milky Way galaxy in these areas despite the heavy light pollution and thus the goal of this book is to showcase the areas where it is still possible to see it with the naked eye on a clear crisp night when knowing where to look. The book also offers some basic tips on how to capture images like the ones included in this work. “Under the night skies” is a photography and environmental project to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation efforts and in particular, protecting the night sky from light pollution. Preserving the night environment helps support human health and heritage and preserves wildlife habitats. Night photography offers a chance to capture and document scenes that few people ever see nowadays due to artificial light and air glow pollution and can be truly inspiring.
Features & Details
Imma Barrera is a Barcelona-born landscape/nature photographer based in NJ. In 2015, she embarked in a career change and followed her passion for photography graduating from the NY Institute of Photography. Her photography career includes exhibitions in numerous galleries in NJ, PA, CA and the UK and has won several awards. She is also a part of the B&H Portfolio Development program and has been selected for the 2019 Capitol Reef National Park's Artist-in-Residence (Night Sky Photography) Program. In addition, she has been shortlisted for the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards - Professional Landscape: “Under The Night Sky”. Her favorite things to photograph include landscapes from dusk to dawn, including astrophotography. In addition she loves capturing any type of fauna and flora both as part of its environment or as close ups as in macro photography. She is also involved in educational programs about photography. To see more of her work visit www.imma.photo or on IG @imma.photo