April Book Pickups

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Didn’t mean for this to be a series, but a few books came in this month. Following Steidl is a double-edged sword. On one hand, I may go broke. On the other hand, I get to find out about new releases. And boy do they publish some beautiful books. Our Town by Michael von Graffenried is no exception. This book piqued my interest because it was shot in New Bern, North Carolina and I’m from eastern NC. Another really cool aspect of the book is every photo is shot panoramic.

Avedon at Work by Laura Wilson I found out through Ed Templeton’s Instagram stories. Laura Wilson (mother to Luke, Owen and Andrew Wilson) assisted Avedon while he was working on his American West series. She later wrote this book about it. I’ve only just started reading this one. Sidenote, Laura Wilson’s work is stunning.

Friend of Mine by Matt Day. This is a second edition where Matt was able to recreate his book the way he felt it should have been done the first time. It’s wonderful to finally have these photos in printed form. And the book is bound beautifully with a black linen wrapped hardcover. Nice and simple presentation.