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.
One of the great portraitists of our time, we find Grannan here giving all power up to a muse she has developed a close working relationship with throughout the years. In this case the artist simply shoots the images while the subject, Nicole, directs herself telling Grannan it's time they make some "real pictures.” The notions of subject-as-artist, exhibitionism, sexuality, power dynamics and the gaze all come into play at once.
40 pages, 20.3 x 15.2 cm, softcover, TBW Books (Oakland).