After Niagara and I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating, and even though I probably should’ve spent the money in some other way, I figured the bookshelf (and this collection of reviews) wouldn’t be complete without Alec Soth’s first major book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, so I went hunting…
I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating is Alec Soth‘s first book since a self-imposed “why am I doing this?” hiatus, and while it’s all very Sothian, it’s also different somehow from his previous work, more personal, more intimate… but let me share the unboxing video before I get to far into it…
In the run up to Alec Soth’s latest book (I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating in March 2019), Mack were kind enough to reprint his earlier works. Niagara is one of those reprints.
Black Garden is Jason Eskenazi’s long-awaited sequel to Wonderland, and was the Charcoal Photobook of the Month selection for May 2019.
Vanessa Winship’s Seeing the Light of Day is the fifth B-Sides Box Set, and it’s a winner.
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 […]
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.