Roaming. Photographs by Todd Hido. Poem by Raymond Carver appended. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2004. 56 pp. Small oblong folio (14x11"). Signed on half-title. Clothbound with photo-illustrated dust jacket. 25 color reproductions.
These landscapes continue Hido’s mastery in portraying the most mundane scenes with a menacing air of expectancy. These un-peopled pictures, often taken through a car windshield, are so effective in creating tension they might almost have been staged. But in fact they are taken "as seen"; the telegraph poles, the straggling tree, the road leading nowhere are all exactly as encountered by Hido as he drove through Eastern Washington State, the California Central Valley, Indiana, South Louisiana and beyond.