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Book of the Week: A Pick by Jonah Samson

Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Jonah Samson Artist and collector Jonah Samson selects Wildlife Analysis by Bryan Graf as photo-eye Book of the Week.

Wildlife Analysis. By Bryan Graf.
Conveyor Arts, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from artist and collector Jonah Samson who has selected Wildlife Analysis by Bryan Graff published by Conveyor Arts.

"For his series Wildlife Analysis, Bryan Graf photographed natural spaces in New Jersey using analogue techniques which highlight the beauty of light leaks and double exposures. The resulting technicolor photographs take us on a hallucinatory trek through nature. Part of the allure of these images is in their ability to record both the visible and the invisible: Graf photographs in black and white, but also captures the ambient light onto color film by exposing it without a camera, then layers the two in the darkroom. At times joyous, and sometimes sinister, these nature photographs are beautiful without being overly romantic. Flipping through the book is like meandering through a dreamy countryside, and since each copy has been randomly sequenced, each book offers a unique journey. Graf's images combine the best of serendipity and technical control, and are a welcome reminder of the magic that still lurks in the darkroom." —Jonah Samson

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Wildlife Analysis. By Bryan GrafConveyor Arts, 2014.
Wildlife Analysis. By Bryan GrafConveyor Arts, 2014.

Jonah Samson is an artist and collector whose work has been exhibited across Canada and the U.S., as well as in Turkey, France and England. Last year he self-published Dead Man's Hand, a series of photographs of scale-model crime scenes. A book of his found photographs called Another Happy Day was recently published by Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver. He currently lives on Cape Breton Island in eastern Canada.

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