Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2017
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113199
SPECIAL EDITION SUBSCRIBER DISCOUNT: Customers who purchase the complete Set 3 of six titles (item #113194) qualify for a $150 discount off the price of this special limited edition (with print) from Set 3 (the special limited edition also includes a copy of the slipcased book). Otherwise, special edition price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 25 copies, with a signed and numbered gelatin silver print, which is housed together with the book in a custom clamshell box. Hardcover. 15 x 12 inches.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 350 copies. Each of the six volumes is numbered on the colophon page and signed by the artist on a label tipped-in to the back cover. Each volume in the set shares the following characteristics: Hardcover. Silk cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket and silk cloth-covered slipcase. 15 x 12 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the introduction: “Mark Steinmetz makes photographs of ordinary people in the ordinary landscapes they inhabit. His frames document those fluid moments of real, lived life, moments not just grabbled or stolen, but ones where he says, ‘It’s important to take an internal pause.’ An element of the seeming offhand magic in his photographs is how his sense of this “internal pause,” of a near cinematic freeze frame, only enhances his images’ apparent spontaneity. The best art often hides its technique . . . Steinmetz is, in fact, is a “street” photographer: a 21st century embodiment of the 19th century flâneur, a man in the world, sensitive to ephemeral moments as photographic capsules of our larger lives. This will come as no surprise to anyone who knows Steinmetz’s artistic history as a mentee of Garry Winogrand.
You don’t have to be a creature of the urban streetscapes that Steinmetz so closely observes in this book in order to “get” his work. From his books of photographs of Greater Atlanta, to the small world of a children’s baseball diamond in The Players, Mark Steinmetz’s camera focuses closely on these ordinary, even banal, moments of people’s daily lives, even when in some images, the people themselves are absent at the instant of the camera exposure. Like the more formal compositions of Cartier-Bresson, Steinmetz’s photographs capture their own “decisive moment,” less stylized for sure, but often more animated: simply the images of an “American” photographer.”