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Sleep Creek.

Photographs by Dylan Hausthor & Paul Guilmoth.
Void, Athens, Greece, 2019. 144 pp., 6¾x8½".

 
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2019 by:
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Now in a second printing. All new orders are for the first edition, second printing of the book.

Shortlisted by the Lucie Awards for Best First Photobook 2020.

Reviewed by Brad Zellar on photo-eye Blog.

Sleep Creek is a landscape filled with trauma and beauty. It’s a place where animals are only seen when they’re being hunted and humans balance between an unapologetic existence and an abyss of secrecy. These images manipulate a landscape that is simultaneously autobiographical, documentary, and fictional: a weaving of myth and symbol in order to be confronted with the experiential. Following the rituals of those within it, Sleep Creek is an obsession between the subject and the photographer—a compulsion to reveal its shrouded Nature.

Dylan and Paul have been working together since 2011 but they only started making Sleep Creek in 2016, when they lived together in a cold house on Peaks Island, a small island only accessible by boat off of the coast of Maine. They gave themselves the boundary of the island as a perimeter to make photographs. It began as a traditional interest in place—a documentary of a piece of land and stories of its inhabitants, but as the work began to expand they let their thoughts cross-pollinate with those outside the island, namely their families and the lands that we were raised on.

Even though Sleep Creek blurs the borders of reality and fiction, the intention of the artists was never to confuse, but rather to build a place from the ground up, leaving little remnants of the place they initially set out to document. Their impulse to contort “place” had to do with the inevitable ways the exterior world affects one’s interior landscape and experience of it. There are no beginnings, middles, or ends in their experiences of the world, nor a hard line between the experienced and the directed.

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