Santa Fe: Twin Palms Publishers, 1998. 1st Edition. Oblong folio, publisher's black cloth, spine and upper board stamped in black, illustrated endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"One bit in or out of focus makes the difference between our bodies being ourselves and our being part of a group. I want to melt the idea of specificity and blend individuality into the crowd." First edition photobook featuring preeminent contemporary artist Ross Bleckner's deeply personal camerawork. Predominantly known for his immersive, large-scale paintings, this is the first and only collection of photography by the artist. His austere yet explicit black-and-white images compose what Bleckner considers to be a pictorial autobiography, one that visualizes and challenges the extreme contrasts of the modern world, particularly the often oppressive public versus private dichotomy. Illustrated with 95 sheet-fed gravure plates in. One of 3000 unnumbered copies. Corners of book and unc;lipped dust jacket gently banged, else fine. Item #2631