In Black Dots, Nicholas White takes us to the mountain bothies of Scotland, Whales, and Northern England, mixing landscape and portrait photography to give us a sort of Alec Soth-indebted view of bothies and the (mostly) men who occupy them. Continue reading “Nicholas J R White – ‘Black Dots’”
[SIC] is a short collection of Matt Parry’s mistakes… Continue reading “Matt Parry – ‘[SIC]’”
David Bryan (aka @filminthefreezer) spent a year traveling around the American West, and Twelve Thousand Miles: One Year in the American West is the result. Continue reading “David Bryan (@filminthefreezer) – ‘Twelve Thousand Miles’”
‘Breaking the Elephant’ took me awhile to figure out. It’s really very conceptual and a little bit difficult, and I wonder if it really, I mean, really works.
It took a few viewings, but Daniel Tim’s Close Your Eyes It’s Too Much has grown on me. I’ve grown a little bit tired of straight-ahead street photography, and the book is just full of it, shot in Hong Kong, on film, and I’m ashamed to say that the first time(s) I flipped through it, I flipped quickly.
But after three or four times, I started to notice some things, not so much in the individual pictures, but in the relationships between them. Continue reading “Daniel Tim – ‘Close Your Eyes It’s Too Much’”
Jamie Livingston Twin Towers Polaroids is a sort of companion book/zine to Some Photos of That Day, featuring 22 Polaroids that Hugh Crawford culled from Livingston’s mammoth, 18 year Polaroid-a-Day project, each with some view of, on, or from the Twin Towers. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Twin Towers Polaroids’”
I have a modest photobook collection, something in the neighborhood of 150 volumes, give or take, and not counting theory books or zines. I’ve tried to be rather democratic in my collecting, picking up books from professionals and amateurs, masters and novices, documentarians and artists, but upon reading Anil Mistry’s review of Pages from the Glossies on 35mmc, I realized something was missing from my collection: fashion.
Sure, I have books from Klein and Avedon, but the books I have from them are their books of social commentary: (Life is Good and Good for You in) New York and Nothing Personal (with William Baldwin). So I figured I needed some proper fashion photography in my collection, and jumped on Pages from the Glossies. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Pages from the Glossies’”