The first of Blind Spot’s Series books, this exquisitely produced clothbound artist’s book with tipped-on cover image collects 34 color photographs of New York’s Hudson Valley by the pioneering American art photographer Stephen Shore. Shore, one of America’s most important living photographers, is celebrated, alongside William Eggleston, for elevating color photography from a medium associated with family snapshots to a genre equivalent to black-and-white photography. First published in 2011, this deluxe volume, printed by Meridian—widely considered America’s greatest photobook printer—was named one of Photoeye’s Best Books of the Year by critic Gerry Badger, who writes, “Stephen Shore is the master of the ‘quiet’ photograph, images which paradoxically speak more than most. These images of the Hudson Valley are quietly and utterly satisfying.”
Spectacular are the short films of Kenneth Anger. Color drenched, surreal, psychedelic and void of dialogue. Artfully portraying themes of ritual, the occult, homoeroticism, surrealism and sometimes camp.