Nathan Pearce – ‘High and Also Lonesome’

After hearing about, and subsequently purchasing, ‘Midwest Dirt,’ I’ve been a fan of Nathan Pearce‘s work. I’ve picked up a few over the past couple of years, too many to link to, and his use of an Action Sampler-type camera for one zine continues to inspire.

So when I stumbled across a new Pearce zine, I jumped on it.

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Rachel Filler – ‘Do I make you happy more than I make you sad?’

Rachel Filler‘s Do I make you happy more than I make you sad? is a sort of celebration of youthful friendship and relationships. In the faces and gestures, I see some of the exuberance and wonder I felt, like, 20 years ago, and I simultaneously miss that feeling and am glad to be beyond it now…

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Joel Sternfeld – ‘On this Site’

On this Site: Landscape in Memoriam is best summed up, in my mind, with a quote from Sternfeld himself. In his Afterword, on going to Central Park (in 1993) to photograph the spot where Jennifer Levin was strangled (in 1986), he writes “It was bewildering to find a scene so beautiful . . . to see the same sunlight pour down indifferently on the earth.”

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Andrea Modica – ‘Treadwell’

Sometime in 2019, Andrea Modica moved and set up a new darkroom. In the process of moving, she came across an unopened case or two of her long out of print book Treadwell.

Luckily for Charcoal Book Club members, Modica had just enough copies to pass on to us, and Treadwell became the photobook selection for September 2019.

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Enter the Instax Wide…

Last year, my dear Mom gave me a Lomo LC-Wide with the Instant Back package for it, and since she was gifting a LC-Wide, she picked up a pack of Instax Wide film for it…

My employer uses this Bravo! thing for employee recognition, and after several years* I built up a bunch of reward points…

What does one have to do with the other? And what do either have to do with the entry of a new camera into my collection? Well…

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