These are real people, with real happiness in their lives, and that makes a fool of the reader for prejudging them by their surroundings.
Despite Serra’s insistence on the political neutrality… it’s hard not to read the installation of four towering plates of steel in the virgin desert as a wry observation…
Michael Salerno’s book “Childhood” on Infinity Land Press is a slow behemoth of articulated components of what it means to be a young boy grown older.
It is clever enough to remain completely autonomous and lacks the problematic discourse of “trying too hard”.
Michelle Tagliaferri’s “Grass” is book of natural gravity and beauty. That is to put it simply.
Axel Hoedt’s “Dusk” is a real enemy of the cross – a concise and metaphoric look at the subjects of the Swiss and Austrian tradition of carnival.
The book by Kominek is nocturnal in every way. Black pages, black endpapers, black outlook, black object, black vision.
There are almost no humans in Wender’s photos. I almost forget there’s a human behind the camera in a way that would never happen with other road trip photographers.
Entartete delivers solitary sex and guilt and self-revelation so fierce that sometimes it leaves you gasping. By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Entartete is German for ‘degenerate’. It’s the title of Rita Lino’s latest book. Picked out in lurid Gothic script, the word greets you like the opening credits of a horror movie, leaving […]
British Watchtowers @ 2007 Donovan Wylie and courtesy of Steidl The watchtower is not, typically, an offensive weapon. It’s an anticipatory instrument, a hedge against the inevitability of future conflict. By Eugenie Shinkle, ASX, July 2015 Built in the 1950s, the Distant Early Warning line, or DEW line, was a system of radar […]
It is a description that I would not normally associate with photography books, but Philip Brookman’s Redlands is a real page turner. By Karin Bareman, ASX, July 2015 It is a description that I would not normally associate with photography books, but Philip Brookman’s Redlands is a real page turner. Within minutes I was […]
The words, “Southern Rites”, are at once a pun on the American ritual of prom… and an echo of the infamous canard, “state’s rights”.