Photographs by Matt Mahurin. First edition (1989). First impression. Large format hardback in good condition. There is a previous owner’s inscription to inner flap of dust jacket. Pages clean, binding firm. Some toning to boards. General wear and sunning to dust jacket, now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
In 1988 Twelvetrees Press published the first book of Matt Mahurin’s haunted, singular, and puzzling images. After working for several years in digital imagery, and writing and directing a feature film, Mahurin returned to the simplicity of the camera and darkroom. The photographs reflect the mood and vision of his first monograph and include work from America, France, Nicaragua, Ireland, as well as Mexico.
Mahurin’s vision straddles two worlds — daytime glimpses out of the corner of the mind’s eye, and also night visions we might spy with our eyes closed. Then ordinary moments captured in mid-gesture are infused with an unexpected ritualism. The photograph becomes a frozen prayer to the perpetual rhythm of everyday life.
Over thirty years as an illustrator, photographer, film director and also teacher.
Political and social illustrations for Time, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Rolling
Stone, Esquire, The London Observer as well as New York Times Op-Ed pages.
Photographic essays on The Homeless, People With AIDS, Texas Prison
System, Abortion Clinics, Mental Hospitals, Nicaragua, Haiti, Belfast, Mexico,
Japan and France.
Published three books of fine-art photographs.
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