Black Garden is Jason Eskenazi’s long-awaited sequel to Wonderland, and was the Charcoal Photobook of the Month selection for May 2019.Continue reading “Jason Eskenzai – ‘Black Garden’”
Vanessa Winship’s Seeing the Light of Day is the fifth B-Sides Box Set, and it’s a winner.Continue reading “Vanessa Winship – ‘Seeing the Light of Day’ B-Sides Box Set”
Erik Kessles was a strange choice for the fourth B-Sides Box. If you’re unfamiliar, Kessels is an artist that works with photography, largely found, partially produced by KesselsKramer. I sadly missed his 2011 exhibition ’24 Hrs in Photos’ and his series of books of found photography In almost every picture, but I was aware of them, and admire the project. It’s just that the first two B-Sides Boxes featured work from Artists who use cameras to make art, and Kessels uses photography itself…
I’m not complaining… Honest.Continue reading “Erik Kessels – ‘Notes On Accidents’ B-Sides Box Set”
NSFW. Fair warning: there is full frontal nudity and whatnot through most of the book. It’s not prurient, or doesn’t seem meant to be: this isn’t a pornographic book.* Think Francesca Woodman rather than Larry Flynt.
Disclaimer out of the way, let’s get to the book.Continue reading “Marianne Müller – ‘A Part of My Life’”
I spotted Rebecca Norris Webb’s The Glass Between Us: Reflections on Urban Creatures in a local Half Price Books store, signed, for $70, if I recall. At the time (and before, and still) it was a load of money to drop all at once, but I just couldn’t resist.Continue reading “Rebecca Norris Webb – ‘The Glass Between Us’”
Can there be a “perfect” photobook?Continue reading “Rebecca Norris Webb – ‘My Dakota’”
I’m not sure what prompted me to buy Rinko Kawauchi‘s Illuminance. From the packaging, I suspect I bought it from Target, but I can’t find the receipt or any record of the purchase, and the sources that usually drive (or drove) my photobook acquisition strategy were silent on it in the weeks and months before I filmed the unboxing.
Anyway. However I happened to pick it up, I’m glad I did…Continue reading “Rinko Kawauchi – ‘Illuminance’”