Pico Boulevard (One Picture Book) by John Humble
. First impression of this Nazraeli One Picture Book edition (2020). Small hardback (one of 500) in new condition. #430 of this Nazraeli Press One Picture Book. Contains a signed by John Humble tipped-in original print (12.7 x 17.78 cm). No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Pico Boulevard (One Picture Book)
Pico Boulevard is a fast paced trip. From Santa Monica's luxurious beachfront hotels to downtown L.A. During this trip, John Humble's sensitive eye shows us the neighbourhoods that form a chain through LA and their differences in character, personality and wealth.
Pico Boulevard is a microcosmos; it passes through great wealth and privilege but also poverty and uncertainty. Humble creates an excellent picture of this mosaic-like part of the USA. Japanese and Iranian neighbourghoods, Latinx, Koreatown, the Jewish and Russian areas in South Robertson...
About John Humble
moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 1974. I intended to stay here for a year, maybe two. I’m still here. My father was career military, so growing up, I lived in Florida, New Mexico, New York, Maryland, Illinois, Georgia, Indiana, California and Kentucky—as well as Panama, France, and Okinawa.
I studied at the University of Maryland, got drafted, and spent thirteen months in Vietnam as a medic. Went back to college, then got a job as a photojournalist at the Washington Post. Determined to pursue my own work, I enrolled in the graduate program of the San Francisco Art Institute. After the SFAI, I traveled around Europe, through the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, living in my VW van, observing and photographing an amazing variety of landscapes and cultures. After a year and a half, I traded the van for six Turkish carpets in the bazaar in Istanbul, and came home.
So, I moved to L.A. and began teaching and photographing the landscape, one of the most diverse and fascinating I have ever encountered. My images are made with equipment that allows for great detail and minimizes distortion; your experience of looking at one of my photographs should be similar to looking through a window.
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