A great little book by Lukas Birk & Photographers around the world.
I spotted this book on IG’s explore. Awesome. Had to have it.
The book shipped from France. Roughly 60 or so contemporary photographers who shoot mostly portraits with the Afghan Box Camera. It’s filled with short bios of each accompanied by a handful of their pictures.
At roughly 5.5″ x 7.5″ and 1.5″ thick, the covers are made from wood and the binding is a little sensitive. I’ve already separated a few pages from the spine.
The pages are all black with white text, which makes it a bit difficult – for me personally – to read. The black works well as a background for the images, though.
Content-wise, it’s amazing. Page-after-page of breathtaking black and white portraits. 335 pages in all.
A very nice addition to the Morris family library.
I spotted a black and white “ussie” of Mr. Lovett and Scott C. Campbell in IG Explore – it’s spooky how much Texas-related stuff shows up there – and noticed a comment made by Keith Carter, another legendary Texas discovery.
Anyway, me, being the snoop I am, had to take a peek at Lovett’s stream. Lots of interesting shots, and after a little more internet research I came across high and wide praise for his charming book of photos of a very small town and its residents in East Texas.
I was able to find a first edition of Weeping Mary in excellent condition for a great price.