First off, just a quick thanks to Miguel Garcia-Guzman for the very nice comments on Exposure Compensation about my writing and reviews on the blog.
Although we are in the middle of installing some new flooring (wood in the studio, carpet in the house), I have a number of book reviews that are pending. I am waiting for requested images for Eija Ina’s Emperor of Japan and Linda Connor’s Odyssey to publish these two book reviews, hopefully by the end of the week.
Looking ahead, I will soon be publishing my thoughts about Candia Hoefer’s Libraries, Roger Ballen’s Boarding House, David Maisel’s Library of Dust, Jerry Burchfield’s Understory and Louie Palu’s Cage Call. And today I just received my copy of Debra Bloomfield’s Still. One of these will probably be my 50th book review, a nice little accomplishment, eh?
These books provide a very broad and interesting cross-section of photo books, from Bloomfield’s lyrical oceanscapes to Ballen’s troubling and challenging photographic project recently completed in South Africa.
Best regards, Douglas Stockdale