Photographs by Jason Fulford.
The Soon Institute, 2013. 144 pp., 80 color illustrations, 7¾x9½".
Reprint due in spring 2014
”My neighbor June believes in Zeus” is the arresting opening sentence of Jason Fulford’s latest photo book. At once humorous and full of reverence, Hotel Oracle is a sustained visual meditation on the cosmos-what constitutes it, what its future might be and how to reconcile the world of the supernatural with the world of the 99-cent store. Fulford’s photos of everyday scenes and people search out the clues and signs of the prophetic and the numinous, readily mingling them with the banal and the preposterous. The pictures in Hotel Oracle were taken in the U.S., Canada, Italy, Greece, the Czech Republic, Poland, South Korea, Japan, Hungary, India, Bermuda and Germany. Fulford is a photographer, cofounder of J&L Books and a contributing editor to Blind Spot magazine. His books include Sunbird (2000), Crushed (2003), Raising Frogs For $ (2006) and The Mushroom Collector (2010).