Things have been a little slow on the news front but we are gearing up for 2013 ADP Workshop which will be in Pittsburgh again this year and we’ll welcome some new faces who we’ll mention over the summer. The first one, from Dayton, Ohio is Julie Renee Jones. Check her out.
Another self-published endeavor that we’re quite excited to see is Carolyn Drake’s new work Two Rivers. Her Kickstarter campaign just launched but if anything it’s more of a presale for the book. The 65$ mark is just that. We’ve admired her work for a long time and are excited to see this in print. Seriously, her work is fantastic. You’ve probably already seen it in National Geographic, The New Yorker or any number of magazines already.
Our friend Benjamin Rasmussen has a new self-published book out entitled Home. It’s got beautiful imagery from seemingly disparate places woven together into his personal narrative. Worth checking out.
“HOME. is an 80-page book measuring 9.5x13 inches. The digitally printed and rubber bound piece contains four hand screen-printed spreads, 12 pages of inserts and 54 images. The images, made over the last two years in Wyoming, the Faroe Islands and the Philippines, are combined with essays, quotes and an adorable interview with the photographer’s 10-year-old nephew all exploring connection to place and what it means to belong.”
“OK, I admit it. Exploring Greg Ruffing’s project on Yard Sales had me drooling over certain objects featured at some on the sales, and my first thought was: Where are these sales, and how fast can I get there? I mean, who doesn’t want a set of owl lamps with crushed velvet shades? My reaction is exactly what Greg is thinking about when he creates his work—our culture of consumption and the desire to have what we don’t need.”
Greg Ruffing’s work on Lenscratch. Greg showed work at ADP 2012 and we’re excited to see how this project evolves.
"These books are more important to me than anything I own, probably second only to my personal image archive. I’ve taken great inspiration from all of the books at different times in my life. I feel like my library is a place to settle down and reconnect with the medium on personal terms. It’s a place of meditation, I look at these books in a spiritual sense. The books that have really inspired me will in some way always be part of my process. I think that’s the beauty of books, they are teachers that I can return to for guidance throughout my life."
— John Francis Peters from an interview about his library on Lay Flat. Big thanks to JFP for the ADP shout out in the intro text.