Photographer Aaron Rose spent a lifetime hiding in plain sight.
It was true that I didn’t have much ambition, but there ought to be a place for people without ambition, I mean a better place than the one usually reserved. How in the hell could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 a.m. by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush teeth and hair, and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were asked to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?
—Henry Charles Bukowski (Heinrich Karl Bukowski)
A cautionary tale from Lev Grossman, author of The Magician’s Land.
The nearest I’ve ever come to losing my mind was in the fall of 1991 in a small town in Maine called Ellsworth…
There: A Photographic Recollection of Somewheres is the first monograph of Derrick James Cullen’s travel photography. Shot on a medium format film camera, locations include Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Haiti. The book is divided into three sections (Nature, Humanity, and Structure), with an original essay introducing each section.
I would be eternally grateful if everyone and their mother purchased this—my first artist monograph. Here’s the Amazon link.
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