Experimental Lake // Guillaume Simoneau

Photography has long been considered a science by many. Meaning images that directly document science come with a specific type of irony. Guillaume Simoneau’s book “Experimental Lake” is an exploration of this irony and an attempt at making the research done at the Experimental Lakes Area (a vast 58 freshwater lake compound in northern Canada) […]

Olive Juice // Molly Matalon & Damien Maloney

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Duality omnipresent, objects doubled, relationships essentially exist as their very own Geminis. Often photography is conceived as an action in which the photographer reveals the other, the illusion, the gaze. Showing the viewer something that they’ve never seen before, showing the audience a new myth. Often times we can become lost in the photographer’s role […]

Vandalism// John Divola

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John Divola is an American treasure, residing in Riverside, California. Bringing the surreal into reality and vice versa, Divola is a unique product of the American west. Often photographing in abandoned, desolate, or bizarre locations Divola has a knack for bringing the unimaginable into a tangible, comprehendible space. In his monograph “Vandalism” we experience this […]

Deep Springs // Sam Contis

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I’ve always felt that there were two types of nostalgia: the feeling of longing for your own past, and the feeling of longing for an abstract, un-biological past. One you’d like to insert yourself into, if only for a moment. For me, that past is “boyhood”—the type captured on 35mm in black and white, no […]

The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer // Amani Willett

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PHROOM HOME Projects Interviews Book Reviews Moving Images Essays TV Exhibitions Artists About Submission Newsletter   AMANI WILLETT The Disappearance of Joseph Plummer websiteInstagram Publisher: Overlapse text by: PHROOM American photographer Amani Willett reconstructs through a book the story of Joseph Plummer, a hermit who lived in the forests of New Hampshire at the end […]

Milky Way // Vincent Ferrané

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I found Milky Way by Vincent Ferrane the first day of the NYABF and returned to it the second, enduring the brutal heat of the tiny room to look again. Three days of looking and I couldn’t buy a thing—I looked and looked, connecting with little. But for that book I stood in the stifling […]

American Cowboy // Karoliina Paatos

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My favorite thing about the Cowboy is its porosity, the vents between a lifestyle of maintenance and the same word’s constructed iconography, romance, and cinema. This collision creates what I imagine to be a sort of spin-cycle, life imitating art and art imitating life and all remaining American Cowboys tasked with filling the shoes of […]

Eschaton // Mike Williams

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The scientists have been moving the hands of the doomsday clock rather frequently these days. Dramatizing the path of humanity towards imminent destruction. Press conferences riddled with flash and voices shouting for attention illustrate the panic of present day life on Earth. To those who are looking at their lives on the planet it is […]

What the Living Carry // Morgan Ashcom

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What the living carry? Posed as a question, Cormac McCarthy’s quotation seems to be a form of lightning investigation around the finality of life, and what we would do if we were forced to make quick and impulsive choices or were dictated to contingencies and unpredictable external agents, perhaps pushed by fate. It is one […]

Nothing But Clouds // Kristina Jurotschkin

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  If a photobook is a form of storytelling through images, Nothing But Clouds by Kristina Jurotschkin is something much more: one long movement decomposed into hundreds of individual shots; temporal fragments of an ever-lasting path. Jurotschkin’s sequence of images seems to arise from a non-place which eludes any precise elements that would lead to […]