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PHOTO-EYE BEST BOOKS 2018
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Andrew Phelps's favorite book from 2018

The Arsenic Eaters by Simon Brugner is a mystical lexicon of the history and fables surrounding the eating of arsenic. The practice was prevalent in the Alps until the early-20th century, with small pockets of followers who practice the dangerous ritual even today. He combines historical and found images along with his own in what feels like a seamless collection somewhere between a medical examiner's notebook, a junkie's scrapbook, and a police detective's case file. Brugner dives into some of the original caves — which can still be visited, assuming one knows where to look — hidden away behind and below farmhouses in the mountains of Austria. His loose way of photographing and collecting found images is offset by a very tight process of editing; it all feels like a bad trip, put together by someone with a fantastic eye for storytelling.


Andrew Phelps is an American photographer living in Salzburg, Austria. Alongside his own projects and publications, he is also a member and curator of the Fotohof Galerie and the Piece of Cake Collective. www.andrew-phelps.com

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Andrew Phelps's favorite book from 2018

Karianne’s project and beautiful book, Doug’s Cabin, documents her 8-year submersion into the life of Doug, a man who has retreated into the Canadian wilderness of Vancouver, and has spent most of his life trying to keep a small former military base alive and livable. To properly tell the effects of history on Doug and his quest, Karianne weaves together found historical images, news articles and artifacts from Doug’s personal photo album; simultaneously telling the story of this man's perseverance to keep the forest at bay and the relationship we all have to the wilderness. This book balances the thin line between a document and a cryptic mystery that I enjoy diving into.


Andrew Phelps is an American photographer living in Salzburg, Austria. Besides his own publications and photographic projects, he works with the photo-collective and gallery FOTOHOF.
www.andrew-phelps.com