Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101319
First edition, first and only printing. Deluxe limited edition of 25 copies, with an original Type-C print of the dust jacket cover image, signed, numbered, titled and dated on verso in black ink by Hernandez (image size 11-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches; paper size 12-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches). The book is hand-numbered (on the colophon page) and signed in black ink on the title page by Hernandez. The print (with a protective archival paper sheet) and book are housed in a custom-made matching gray cloth clamshell box.
Hardcover. Fine gray linen cloth, with title blind-stamped on spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Anthony Hernandez. Introduction by M. G. Lord. 80 pp., with 45 four-color plates, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 12-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches.
New (book, print and clamshell box all in pristine condition).
From the publisher: "The Los Angeles River is shaped by Southern California's arid climate. During the dry months, from June to October, it is little more than a rivulet, meandering torpidly through miles of concrete flood-control. But between November and May, when fierce rains strike, it rises up, swelling against its man-made boundaries, fed by storm drains that conduct waste water to the sea. From January 2003 to May 2004, photographer Anthony Hernandez walked the basin of the Los Angeles River, recording what he saw -- which, as the book's title implies, was more or less Everything. For Hernandez, to explore the river was to explore his own past. As a boy growing up in Boyle Heights, a largely Latino neighborhood in East Los Angeles, he played in the concrete basin, or as he puts it, made "mischief," exploding railroad flares in its tunnel-like storm drains, and smashing bottles against its walls. Significantly, Hernandez does not stage his photographs; he records what he finds. In the river, this mostly means items left by homeless people (who camp there in the warmer weather) or objects lost down far-away storm drains. Introduction by M. G. Lord."