Saturday, June 6, 2015

Photo Eye Book Store: "Shining in Absence"

The Photo Eye Book Store in Santa Fe was the most deadly location we visited. I could have spent thousands of dollars but limited myself to one item that screamed my name so loudly, I couldn't ignore it.

According to, Shining in Absence "is about the space left by the disappearance of photography both as an idea and as a material object. It is also a memento mori for Frido Troost (1960–2013) the Dutch photo historian and archivist."

Here are some of my favorite pages from the catalog:

In the last few months, I have considered large vinyl prints as a form of installation and was very curious by the following photographs (found here) of the collection installed in an exhibition.

The use of unusual wall space, the empty frames resting on the floor, the drastically different sizes, and the placement extending above one's reach or low to the ground once again prove that nearly everything Erik Kessels touches turns to gold. Now if only there was a way to alert him of this.

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