34 x 30 cm. Clothbound. Illustrated in colour throughout. – First edition – second printing – Signed – The signed edition includes an extra image plate signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover. – ‘After the publication of my last book about social life in America, ‘Songbook’, and a retrospective of my four, large scale American projects, ‘Gathered Leaves’, I went through a long period of rethinking my creative process. For over a year I stopped traveling and photographing people. I barely took any pictures at all. – When I returned to photography, I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life. – In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular. Whether a picture is made in Odessa or Minneapolis, my goal was the same: to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart.’ (Alec Soth). – Top corner a bit bumped, cover slightly worn on extremities, otherwise a good copy.
Auteur: SOTH, Alec