Melissa Lazuka – Fly Away

  Review by Douglas Stockdale • Melissa Lazuka’s second self-published artist book Fly Away continues her narrative on the transient nature of her children’s life and her self-awareness that they are very quickly growing up, perhaps way too fast. It is a sequel to her brilliantly conceived artist book Song of the Cicadas that I reviewed... Continue Reading →

Melissa Lazuka – Song of the Cicadas

  Review by Douglas Stockdale • I met Melissa Lazuka while reviewing her portfolio at the LACP (Los Angeles Center of Photography) EXPOSURES 2018 event last July during which we spent time with two of her artist books, Song of Cicadas and Fly Away, both of which I thought were brilliant. We mostly discussed the challenges... Continue Reading →

Artist books – challenge of multiples

Melissa Lazuka, Song of the Cicadas, copyright 2018 One of the pleasures I derive from being a Portfolio Reviewer for various events is that my experience as Editor of this Journal attracts individuals who are either in the midst of creating a photobook or may have recently developed one. Such was the case recently when... Continue Reading →

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