Each year TBW Books (Oakland) curates four individual books by artists they feel are making compelling work within the medium of photography. While each book is unique they are designed and edited to work together in conveying a cohesive visual theme. This is reflected not only in the image content but by the design of the books as a whole. Subscription Series No.3 features:
Book 1: Mark Steinmetz - Philip & Micheline
Book 2: Elaine Stocki - Balcony
Book 3: Dru Donovan - Lifting Water
Book 4: Katy Grannan - N.
The artist here investigates via reenactment the loss of a loved one. Through hired actors the artist would work rapidly in a confined space, in this case a hotel room, relying on memory, intuition and instinct to create a grouping of images that reads equal parts film noir, Broadway play and cinéma vérité at once.
40 pages, 20.3 x 15.2 cm, softcover, TBW Books (Oakland).