PHOTOBOOKS OF NOTE 2019 - TIM CARPENTER
This ambitious book could have been too clever by half. That it’s such a delight is a real achievement.
How do you keep something this deeply sophisticated from feeling flashy or fussy? You got me.
I wrote on this terrific book for photoeye: http://blog.photoeye.com/2019/07/book-of-week-tim-carpenter.html
In which Brad takes on the well-covered subject of Berlin and makes it all his own.
Full disclosure: I’m one of this book’s publishers. Full disclosure: It’s wonderful.
Even after all this time, the great idiosyncratic vision never fails to astound.
So much lyrical grace in just a handful of pictures. Exquisite.
Nathan is the singular poet of the place I love the most.
Both long-awaited and a fresh revelation. Perhaps my most-shared book of the year.
I looked through this just once in Paris; it stuck with me that hard.
Tender and brief: Nico’s restraint is pitch-perfect in both content and form.
Begging your pardon, I lift from Kerouac: “Mike, you got eyes.”
This one will take me a while to figure out. I like that. Also: beautifully produced.
A funny, strange, off-kilter little gem of a book. I’m keen to see more from this kid.
As much I enjoy puzzling out why Terri’s pictures beguile me so, I prefer just to sit back and enjoy.
Gotta keep the boss-man happy. Just kidding: Clint’s book is nostalgic in just the right way – wistful but never maudlin.
Tim Carpenter is a Photographer who lives in New York, but most if his work is about Central Illinois, so that's gotta be hard. He is also one of the the 3 founding fathers of TIS books. His new book "Christmas Day, Bucks Pond Road" is mandatory... and you will see it mentioned on many lists coming up.