The Auckland Project by Alec Soth and John Gossage. First Edition (2010). This is a set of two hardbacks in a vinyl slip cover. One contains a large poster signed by Alec Soth, the other book is signed by John Gossage. Both books and cover are in as new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
In the Spring of 2009, John Gossage and Alec Soth traveled together to New Zealand to work on a joint photography project. For both, it was a trip of departures. Gossage has been creating photographic literature in black-and-white for over 40 years, and this trip yielded one of the first bodies of work he had ever produced in color. Soth’s work with the 8×10 view camera has inspired an entire generation of his contemporaries. However, leaving it behind was key to approaching the world from a fresh visual perspective. The results represent a major shift of vision for these two vastly important American photographers.
This publication represents the culmination of that trip. Both the concept and the content of the book have been driven by the uniqueness of the collaboration. The primacy of the photobook to the artistic practice of both Soth and Gossage. As a result we get two books in one, The Auckland Project showcases a playful attention to materials and presentation that marks all Radius Books projects. Unlike 2007’s Obvious & Ordinary in which Martin Parr (in his signature color) and John Gossage (using black-and-white) published the results of a road-trip across the American South, this volume presents the two photographers’ work separately, creatively combined through the device of the book and its housing.
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