Photographers come and go and sometimes, their prints get left behind. It’s a good thing that there are still people looking to compile those prints and weave a narrative for it.
“Gasoline” is book compilation of 35 archive film photographs of the different faces of gas stations in the U.S. Selected and compiled by London-based writer David Campany, “Gasoline” gives us a glimpse into the petrol-fueled life and times at the U.S. between 1944 and 1995.
The book features archive black and white photos purchased from different newspapers from the U.S. The newspapers that owned the rights to these prints are now selling off their archives. David Campany says that maybe the photo prints are becoming a burden now since press photos now come in digital form. Some of the prints included in the book still have the marking of old-school art editors and layout teams. Usually in grease pen, the markings were made to illustrate the different uses of the photos for the newspaper.
There are also a number of scrawling at the back of the prints that tell a different side to the otherwise banal-looking gasoline stations. One of the more notable notes on the back of the photos read “The car will adapt, not die.” Gasoline by David Campany is published by Mack Books.
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
Doug DuBois spent five summers photographing the small neighborhood of Russell Heights in Ireland to capture the essence of coming of age: the inevitable loss of youth and the imminent transition into adulthood. Those four years resulted in his latest book, My Last Day At Seventeen. The book is a visual tale told through a collection of photographs and gives an alternative perspective through a comic narrative around the same subject. This creative combination of two distinct narratives in one book not only works wonderfully in visual terms; it also serves as an essential tool that lets the reader dig deeper into the story being told, making one go back to the book over and over again, yet from a new perspective, every single time.
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This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.