Matt Shallenberger – The Leaping Place

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Matt Shallenberger’s photobook The Leaping Place is a mashup of family history, overlaid with a visual investigation of Hawaiian mythology. He utilizes the Hawaiian mythology of Kumulipo, a long chant of creation, as the foundation for his own creation quest, using translations of this long chant to help guide him in... Continue Reading →

Lynn Alleva Lilley – Deep Time

Review by Douglas Stockdale • Ham and eggs. A wonderful breakfast in which it is said that the pig is fully committed, while the chicken is only involved. In the mid-1970’s endotoxin testing was in transition from using white bunnies to using Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL), a test method derived from the blood of Horseshoe... Continue Reading →

Caleb Cain Marcus – A Brief Moment After Death

Review by Dan Johns and Douglas Stockdale •  What transpires after one’s earthly passing? The earthly body ceases to function, but what of one’s spirit, essence, soul or other attributes attributed by various religions and faiths regarding the inner person? This is the concept behind Caleb Cain Marcus’s A Brief Moment After Death that visualizes what... Continue Reading →

Michael Kolster – Take Me to the River

Michael Kolster - Take Me to the River Photographer: Michael Kolster (born Milwaukee, WI, resides Brunswick, ME, USA) Publisher: George Thompson Publishing (USA) 2016 Essays: Michael Kolster, Alison Norström and Matthew Klingle Text: English Hardcover book with dust jacket, sewn binding, tri-tone (black & white) lithography, including 10 gatefolds, printed at ESB, Verona, Italy Photobook designer: David... Continue Reading →

Rose-Lynn Fisher – The Topography of Tears

Photographer:  Rose-Lynn Fisher (born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, lives in Los Angeles) Publisher:  Bellevue Literary Press, New York, NY; © 2017 Essays:  William H. Frey II, Ph.D., Ann Lauterbach, Rose-Lynn Fisher Text:  English Paperback, stiff cover with French flaps; 128 pages with duotone images; 8x8 inches; printed and bound in China Photobook Designer:  Mulberry Tree Press,... Continue Reading →

Dronescapes: The New Aerial Photography from Dronestagram

Editor:  Ayperi Karabuda Ecer Publisher:  Thames & Hudson, New York, NY, © 2017 Essays:  Eric Dupin (foreword); Ayperi Karabuda Ecer (introduction) Text: English Hard cover, sewn binding, four-color printing, 288 numbered pages; 250+ captioned color images; 10x8.5 inches; drone user guide, author biographies, supplementary image references, index of photographers and websites, index of locations; printed... Continue Reading →

Barbara Kyne – A Crack In The World

Copyright 2016 Barbara Kyne Photographer: Barbara Kyne (b. Hoboken, New Jersey – resides. Oakland, CA) Publisher: Daylight Books (USA) Essays: Barbara Kyne, Susan Griffin, Jasmine Moorhead Text: English Hardcover book with dust jacket, sewn binding, four-color lithography, Index, printed in China Photobook designer: Ursula Damm Notes: Barbara Kyne and her partner Fran Lowe have property in Mariposa, located... Continue Reading →

Nick Brandt – On This Earth, A Shadow Falls

Copyright Nick Brandt 2010 published by Big Life Editions This photobook is a sublime compilation of Nick Brandt’s two earlier published photobooks, On This Earth and A Shadow Falls. This book containing 90 photographs selected from the first two books. What seems to be missing in this new book are photographs of the animals in the... Continue Reading →

Gytis Skudzinskas – Tyla – Silence

Photographs copyright Gytis Skudzinskas 2011 published by Culture Menu (Kulturos Meniu) Gytis Skudzinskas joins the minimalist ranks of the 1960’s color field painters and the recent cadre of long exposure photographers who reveal that with the passing of elastic time, that there are other “realities” that exist beyond our everyday comprehension and perception. He creates... Continue Reading →

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