A Storybook Life. Photographs by Philip-Lorca diCorcia. Twin Palms, Santa Fe, 2003. 160 pp. Oblong folio. SIGNED and numbered limited edition of 100 copies. Clothbound. No jacket as issued. Printed cloth slipcase. 75 color reproductions.
"The disparate photographs assembled here were made over the course of twenty years. None of them were originally intended to be used in this book. By ordering and shaping them I tried to investigate the possibilities of narrative both within a single image and especially in relation to the other photographs. A Storybook Life is an attempt to discover the possibilities of meaning in the interaction of seemingly unrelated images in the hope that content can constantly mutate ccording to both the external and internal condition of the viewer, but remain meaningful because of it’s inherent, but latent content. The conscious and subconscious decisions made in editing the photographs is the real work of A Storybook Life." - Phillip-Lorca diCorcia