ALL OF THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE: DANIEL SHEA, 25, CHICAGO
Nice Interview with an awesome photographer
I’m interested in your daily routine when you’re on the road. Can you describe your typical day?
There’s no real routine. I usually spend the first few days in a new location scouting out photographs I want to take and making note of the ideal time of day to photograph there. A loose…
10:51 pm • 17 October 2010 • 35 notes
Carmen, Alec and Gus Soth ; The Brighton Bunny
Published by Little Brown Mushroom, bought during the Brighton Biennial £5
Lucien enjoyed and pictured it (with my vintage red Konica Pop)
Family fairy tale. The books from the exhibition were really not good, except this one.
6:33 pm • 17 October 2010 • 2 notes
My Grandma Was a Turtle.
Photographs by Cuny Janssen.
Snoeck, 2010. 84 pp., 85 color illustrations, 9½x12¾”.
For this rhapsodic artist’s book, Dutch photographer Cuny Janssen visited that town of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to photograph children with Native American ancestors and their surroundings. Her motivation was curiosity about what traces of their origins could be seen in these modern Native American children; the title refers to the Turtle clan of the Delaware tribe in Oklahoma. The 85 elegiac photos in this book, some in beautifully reproduced color, were taken with Janssen’s large format camera, and include surprisingly anachronistic images of the prairie, complete with bison. Janssen’s unique combination of children and history results in a lyrical bridge across time. The hand-pasted reproductions make this book feel like early photograph albums or collector’s albums for cigarette cards. Limited edition of 1000 copies.
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12:57 pm • 16 October 2010
Richmond Zine Fest 2010 – Oct 16 at the GCCR « The Richmond Zine Fest
It’s official! The 2010 Richmond Zine Fest will be on October the 16th at the Gay Community Center of Richmond from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM!
This is an all-ages free event to attend!! If you wish to rent a table please visit the registration section of our page.
Also, the evening of October 15th we will be having a zine reading potluck at the Wingnut! So please get in touch with us if you would like to read your work to lots of fanzine fans the evening before the fest.
12:15 pm • 15 October 2010
Steidl– Contraband by Taryn Simon
by Taryn Simon
Steidl & Partners
- Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Co-published with Gagosian Gallery
- 480 pages, 1075 colour plates
- 24.5 cm x 16.5 cm
- Softcover in one of three colours, selected for shipping at random.
- Steidl & Partners
- ISBN: 978-3-86930-134-1
- Publication date: September 2010
Co-published with Gagosian Gallery
Taryn Simon lived in John F Kennedy International Airport from November 16 through November 20, 2009. JFK processes more international passengers than any other airport in the United States. Contraband includes photographs taken 24 hours a day of over 1000 items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the U.S. from abroad. Over five days, in both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility, Simon documented items including counterfeit American Express travelers checks, overproof Jamaican rum, heroin, a dead hawk, an illegal Mexican passport, deer penis, purses made from endangered species, Cuban cigars, counterfeit Disney DVDs, khat, gold dust, GHB concealed as house cleaner, cow manure tooth powder, counterfeit Louis Vuitton bags, prohibited sausage, undeclared jewelry, steroids and an ostrich egg.
2:24 am • 15 October 2010
Here and There- The Blue Issue
Here and There 10also see Vol.1
4 Pages, 21 x 29.7 cm, Color Offset, Bilingual, First Edition, 2010
with Aki Goto, Susan Cianciolo, Bless, Laetitia Benat, Aoi Nagae, Yukinori Maeda, Akira Onozuka, Takashi Homma, Akira Minagawa, Nobuya Hitsuda, Shimabuku, Katsumi Omori, Mark Borthwick, Takehito Koganezaw
"A year ago, I visited Aichi prefecture in the end of summer. It was to reflect on the work of Nobuya Hitsuda, as well as to see the exhibition “In the Little Playground: Hitsuda Nobuya and his surrounding students” that reflects on the time, in his 40 years of teaching experience, he spent with his students, such as Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Kyoko Murase, Mika Kato and many more.
Although having visited on an assignment, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Even for people who are actively recognized, there are still moments, numerous times in your life, where one needs to spend those blue hours alone. The process, to be alone, to suffer with unsettled emotion, is necessary to move forward.
Around the same time, I was asked by chance to write an essay, and decided to write on raising children. Raising children is also about continuous time that cannot be controlled. In the end of that summer, those were the two things that were on my mind, so I decided to put together an issue for Here and There, focusing on the blue hour that can make our lives colorful, as well as the color blue itself.
I looked up at the blue sky. Blue is a color that represents the beauty of nature, but at the same time, it exists in many things manmade. Blue can be found in clothing you wear against your skin, somewhere near you, and far away. The aim is to seek for a blue in personal emotions and in the growing process of people and to find it scattered in the world. This, hoping that it will be an attempt to sprout something in people’s hearts.”
11:52 am • 13 October 2010
Harry Watts - STUDIO
Following an intense period of time spent as a studio assistant, in London. I observed the repetitive re-use of the objects and equipment integral to the photographic studio. The monochrome space and items presente would be reconstructed on a daily basis to create colorful sets of magical lighting; alterer worlds resulting in sleek images of fantasy and desires, which are so readily and hungrily consumed.
This stark body of work literally strips away the glamorous and illusional. The studio space is potentially, yet invisibly occupied by objects which exist only as a aid to the visual creation, rather than meant to be seen as themselves. Created and coated in grey light absorbing materials these objects stand mono-chromic in a empty person-less studio.
By revealing these devices, out from the darkness, come the stains and marks of the make shift, covered with human alterations and adaptations. The studio space becomes a place for theatricality of recorded life.
I have now self-published this work. The book is available at http://www.blackboxpress.co.uk/shop.php
10:41 pm • 10 October 2010
Photographs by David T. Hanson. Introduction by Rick Bass. Text by David T. Hanson.
Taverner Press, 2010. 200 pp., 87 color illustrations, 11¾x9¾”.
Over the past 30 years, American photographer David T. Hanson has scoured the American landscape for telltale signs of the way we live now-what we do with our land and how we live on it. Colstrip, Montana, is the site of one of the largest coal strip-mines in North America. Between 1982 and 1985, Hanson undertook a photographic investigation of the mine, power plant and industrial site. The Colstrip, Montana sequence was first exhibited by John Szarkowski at The Museum of Modern Art in 1986. This book publishes the entire series for the first time.
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7:36 pm • 7 October 2010 • 2 notes
MATTHIEU LAVANCHY: Staging Space book / Gestalten Verlag
Some of my work is featured in the new book from the Gestalten Verlag:
Scenic Interiors and Spatial Experiences
Featuring an extensive collection of work in which images and space meld seamlessly into a single narrative entity, Staging Space offers new solutions…
2:13 pm • 7 October 2010 • 2 notes
Road Ends in Water.
Photographs by Eliot Dudik.
SAGA Publishing, 2010. 96 pp., 38 color illustrations, 11x8½”.
Change is descending upon an otherwise quiet, unhurried, unobtrusive, place. The main highway, U.S. Route 17, that bisects South Carolina’s ‘lowcountry,’ is being widened to accommodate commerce, tourists, and urban refugees. Not only are many homes, some historic, disappearing before the tracked blades of expansion, but also the newer, faster thoroughfare encourages greater disregard and obliviousness to the charm and culture the basin harbors.
This collection of images and thoughts is a tribute to, and an acknowledgment of, the respect the modest souls of this region, obscure from the mainstream, deserve for their tenacity, good humor, social commitment, and acceptance of the ebb and flow of the often incomprehensible vagaries of existence.
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12:34 pm • 4 October 2010
Photographs by Albert Watson.
PQ Blackwell, 2010. 388 pp., 277 color and black & white illustrations in 2 volumes, 14x11”.
One of the most influential photographers of all time, Albert Watson is acclaimed for graphic sculptural images of people, places, and objects. His has been a career of unparalleled productivity, ranging from fashion to iconic portraits to reportage.
Five years in the making, STRIP SEARCH is Watson’s spectacular personal portrait of Las Vegas as seen through the lens of a legendary photographic artist. Over 270 remarkable landscapes, still lifes and portraits, together with dramatic reportage-style images, create a unique and visually stunning portrayal of one of the world’s most enigmatic cities.
This limited edition is clothbound and debossed, housed in a fabric and PLC slipcase printed with an image from the collection.
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6:01 pm • 2 October 2010
Christian Marclay– Fourth of July
PJC, 2010. 128 pp., Illustrationed throughout, 7¼x9½”.
Christian Marclay has consistently devised ingenious strategies for merging conceptual brilliance with destructive gesture, from ‘Guitar Drag,’ his film of a guitar dragged along a dirt road, to his ‘Record Without a Cover’ (issued to be damaged and then played). On 4 July 2005, Marclay photographed a marching band at an Independence Day parade in Hyde Park, New York. He then produced eight photographs as large prints, and proceeded to tear them up into more than 40 pieces. The result is this artist’s book, which composes Marclay’s chaotic photo-fragments-a foot suspended in midair, cymbals about to crash, a drumstick vibrating, trumpets detached from their players-into a visual and narrative equivalent of a sound-art work. In a further analogy to the artist’s process, the book is printed in French folds that the reader must tear open to read.
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There is also a corresponding exhibition at the Paula Cooper Gallery in NY. A review of the show can be found at the DLK Collection blog.
5:52 pm • 2 October 2010