Juno Calypso – ‘What to do with a Million Years’

I became aware of Juno Calypso‘s work several years ago, back during my early, digital days even. A few of her pictures from the Joyce and The Honeymoon series are in my inspiration file for their color and suggestion of (creepy, menacing) narrative, but my interest in her work preceded my photobook obsession and I […]

Rosalind Fox Solomon – ‘Liberty Theater’

Rosalind Fox Solomon is one of my favorite photographers. Her ability to move between various communities, her access to people from all manner of backgrounds, and her ability to get open, honest expressions and gestures is incredible. I have two of her previous books with Mack, THEM (2014) and Got to Go (2016), so when I heard […]

Todd Hido – ‘Bright Black World’

Bright Black World is Todd Hido’s response to Climate Change and the creeping blackness in our social and political landscape. Where previous books and bodies of work dealt with memory and nostalgia, Bright Black World is more present/future focused. It’s a small part Mad Max bleakness, part On Walden Pond lush stillness.

Ed Templeton – “Loose Shingles”

“Loose Shingles” is a B-Sides Box Set of outtakes, alternate takes, and other otherwise unpublished images from Ed Templeton’s archive. The B-Sides Box Sets are interesting things, sort of a cross between a portfolio of prints and a box of baseball cards. I’ve lumped them in to my “Photobook” category, but they’re really not books […]

Ed Templeton – “Hairdos of Defiance”

Back in High School, and for some time thereafter, off and on, I sported a sort of abbreviated version of Liberty Spikes, colored in a shade of purply-red called “Bodacious Burgundy.” The effect was somewhat subtle, alternating between preppy and mildly punk, just enough to get occasional looks of curiosity or disdain, but not enough […]