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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Forrest Soper Forrest Soper selects I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t by Devin Yalkin as Book of the Week.

I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t
By Devin YalkinS U N, 2016.
Forrest Soper selects I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t by Devin Yalkin from S U N as Book of the Week. 

"From the moment I first saw the images in I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t by Devin Yalkin, I was instantly captivated. Shot over a period of three years, this body of work is composed of a series of stark black-and-white photographs. With heavy grain, dark shadows, and blown out highlights, Yalkin’s photographs draw inspiration from the many iconic street photographers that preceded him. 

However, Yalkin separates himself from other street photographers by the unique way that he composes his subjects. Most street photographers will have very clear identifying characteristics in their work that give insight to the photographer’s location, or the stories behind the individuals they capture. Yalkin is different. His subjects are presented in a way that their surroundings contain little to no information. They seem isolated, and subsequently, they do not allude to any particular location or time period. This allows Yalkin’s photographs to be filled with great mystery, ambiguity, and intrigue.

Yalkin seems less concerned with informing the viewer about the context of the images, but rather seems focused on the emotional resonance that the images can create. These photographs seem timeless and familiar, yet at the same time, they appear foreign and unknown. It is this paradox that continuously draws me into his work.

Printed in a small edition of 150 copies and dedicated to the artist’s father, the late Oktar Yalkin, I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t is a very personal and intimate publication. When reading this book, one senses that the images are akin to memories, that when examined evoke feelings both of fondness and of sorrow. There seems to be an ever-present theme of distance and loss throughout the book. I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’t is Devin Yalkin’s first monograph, and I am eagerly awaiting his next."
—Forrest Soper


I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’tBy Devin Yalkin. S U N, 2016.
I’ll See You Tomorrow, Until I Can’tBy Devin YalkinS U N, 2016.


Forrest Soper is a photographer and artist based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. A graduate of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, he also has previously worked at Bostick & Sullivan. Forrest is the Editor of photo-eye Blog.
http://forrestsoper.com/



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