Cory D. Scholes‘ ‘Don’t follow me home’ zine has an interesting backstory… Continue reading “Unboxing ‘Don’t follow me home’”
Jamie Livingston took (at least) one Polaroid per day, starting on March 31, 1979 and continuing until his untimely death on October 25, 1997. Hugh Crawford has held on to this collection ever since, and last year, he Kickstarted a book of the photographs to celebrate what would’ve been Livingston’s 61st birthday.
The Charcoal Book Club is a book-of-the-month club for photobooks. After my 1990s experiences with Record-, CD-, and Book-of-the-Month clubs, I was a bit suspicious/dubious, but still intrigued, and so I decided to give it a try… Continue reading “4 months with the Charcoal Book Club”
For Pictures from Home, Larry Sultan spent much of the 1980s photographing his parents and trying to come to grips with his own transition into adulthood, “confronting my confusion about what it is to be a man in this culture” (26) and trying “to take photography literally. To stop time. I want my parents to live forever.” (28)
It’s a masterwork of image and text. When I reached the end of it, I started to cry. Continue reading “Unboxing Larry Sultan’s ‘Pictures from Home’”
In Nancy Rexroth’s IOWA, Iowa is not a place, it’s a state of mind.* Continue reading “Unboxing Nancy Rexroth’s ‘IOWA’”
Honestly, I don’t know quite what to make of Jungjin Lee’s Opening. Dark, gritty, almost Provoke-style are-bure-bokeh, but even beyond anything Moriyama ever put out, landscapes, or bits thereof, presented in this groovy accordion-style book. It’s really fantastic, if somewhat hard to see or read… Continue reading “Unboxing Jungjin Lee’s ‘Opening’”
All about Saul Leiter is a catalogue, published alongside the “Photographer Saul Leiter: A Retrospective” exhibition that’s currently on view at the Itami City Museum of Art (through May 20, 2018, and headed to S Factory in Seoul after). It’s a reasonably thorough exploration of Leiter’s fashion, street, and nude photography, as well as his painting, and makes an excellent introduction to Leiter’s work, if you don’t have the Early Color and Early Black and White books. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘All about Saul Leiter’”