The Man of the Crowd.
Photographs by Elisabeth Tonnard.
Self Published, 2013. 48 pp., 56 color illustrations, 9¼x7¾".
Signed copies available!
This book connects Edgar Allan Poe's story 'The Man of the Crowd' to an occurrence photographed in a Parisian street. The main part of the work is a series of 56 photographs, tracking a man who appears and disappears and reappears and disappears in a miscellaneous crowd of people drifting by through the street. The photos are followed by rewritings of Poe's story; concordance software was used to create new work from the original text. Each book is marked with a distinct word from Poe's story, which limits the edition to the number of different words in the tale.