True to the books title and the pulse of summer, a reminder to slow down... savor. I return often to Mark Steinmetz's previous books and discover the scenes and narratives have rearranged themselves, as if shifting to allow a new entry and an equivalent to my current state, reflecting back. Beautifully sequenced and printed.
A much anticipated book, merging fact and fiction; an investigative journey through the country's heartland while re-enacting, deconstructing,
and re-presenting a tragic narrative. I also sense fearless experimentation and playful
risk-taking from Christian Patterson.
This book begins with beautifully composed landscapes of old growth forests and ends at a tranquil pacific ocean. What lies between these reposed bookends is dense, honest
and unpredictable. A few disrobed figures under mid-day sun and telling portraits on
equal footing with August Sander.
A personal and tender story, tightly edited/sequenced and delivered with a soft,
unsentimental touch. Kudos to TBW Books for clearing all publishing/design pitfalls
with a format that allows center stage to photography with spare storytelling.
*Please note that four books are included in this set, but this entry is for Mark Steinmetz's book Philip & Micheline.
Fantastic merging of written and visual narrative which also function independent of one
another. The size, format and playful structure of this book "throws open the shutters"
with new possibilities for the photobook to entertain (why not?) as well as inform.
Like standing barefoot in an aspen grove. As a photographer, these three volumes deliver humility, generosity and bold possibility;
doing more than their fair share to encourage honest and unsentimental storytelling.
Raymond Meeks lives in Portland, Oregon, where he makes books and pictures and co-publishes a journal, Orchard, drawing on collaboration and visual dialogue with fellow artists. He has published numerous monographs with Nazraeli Press and self-publishes artist editions under the imprint Dumbsaint Editions.