A Storybook Life
Photographs by Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2003. 160 pp., 75 color illustrations, 14x11".
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Philip-Lorca diCorcia's name has long been associated with staged photography. His particular style involves an inherently contradictory activity—he recreates scenes that are seemingly common and spontaneous but in fact are fastidiously choreographed. About this new book, diCorcia states the following. "The disparate photographs assembled here were made over the course of twenty years. 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 according 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."-Philip-Lorca diCorcia.
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