Ed Panar - Golden Palms

Golden Palms Photographs by Ed Panar
J & L, Atlanta GA, 2007.
96 pages, full color, hardcover, 10×8″.
Limited to 1000 copies.

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Limited Edition available with original C-print directly from J & L.

Golden Palms is a collection of Ed Panar’s photographs of Los Angeles, where he lived for two years without a car. The cumulative effect is a subtly hilarious and beautiful walking tour through generic back streets, showing us a side of contemporary LA that most people speed by.

Ed Panar is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Cranbrook Academy of Art. In addition to his straight photography, Panar creates video art and poetry as his guardian angel alter-ego, Johnny B. Smooth, with collaborator the B. Dazzler. He has also edited projects for the London based Tomato Workshops. Golden Palms is one piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is Ed Panar. Taken in the context of Panar’s various other artistic endeavors, Golden Palms reveals an educated eye with a sensitivity to personality and humor. - J & L

Release date: June 2007 - look for more to come on this interesting new title from the J & L team.

Stephen Gill - Buried

Buried gill_stephen_buried.jpgPhotographs by Stephen Gill.
Nobody, London, 2006.
32 pages, full color, hardback in slipcase, 5½x7¾”.
Limited to 750 signed copies. Includes original c-print.

The photographs were taken in Hackney Wick and later buried there. The amount of time the images were left underground varied depending on the amount of rainfall. The depths that the pictures were buried at also varied, as did their positioning. Sometimes they were facing each other, sometimes back to back or sometimes buried singly.

When burying my first batch of photographs, a passing man spotted me and asked what I was doing. Not only did I not want to give the location away of some of my buried pictures, but It just sounded a bit weird to say that I was burying photographs so replied that I was looking for newts. As soon as I’d said that I looked down and saw a newt at my feet.

Not knowing what an image would look like once it was dug up introduced an element of chance and surprise which I found appealing. This feeling of letting go and in a way collaborating with place - allowing it also to work on putting the finishing touches to a picture - felt fair. Maybe the spirit of the place can also make its mark. -Stephen Gill

The book is available on Stephen Gills site

It is also available at PhotoEye and Dashwood

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