Just a reminder that Vintage Works, Ltd. is offering for sale a limited edition book entitled: Marcus Doyle: Night Vision/Intimacies of an Unblinking Eye. Twenty-six photographs by Doyle are reproduced in full color and are accompanied by an essay by Matt Damsker.
The 32-page book is offered in a special edition, which is cloth hardbound (plus dust jacket) and slip-cased and comes with an 8 x 10 inch signed and editioned photograph and is limited to only 100 copies (ISBN 0-9771415-1-9), for a starting price of $500. The price goes up $100 for each 20 sold. A softbound edition, limited to 1,400 copies (ISBN 0-9771415-0-0), is priced at $39.95.
To quote Matt Damsker's essay: "The photographs of Marcus Doyle transform the familiar spaces and landscapes of the modern world into twilight zones--nearly surreal, almost alien, yet always recognizable for what they are…Doyle's large-format approach, with saturated colors that result from exposures as long as three hours, turns his unstaged tableaux into visions of exalted expectancy amidst man's tendency to trivialize. Indeed, it is as if these easily overlooked spaces are awaiting the arrival of nothing less than an intergalactic mother ship. But Doyle doesn't strive for any rhetorical or ironic effect, although his photographs are rich with aesthetic ironies. Photography, after all, is fundamentally about light, yet for the most part Doyle photographs darkness, painstakingly capturing the fugitive illumination that is always there yet often invisible to the naked eye. Just as ironic is the rigorous absence of human figuration, yet all of Doyle's deserted landscapes have been impinged upon by human development, urban sprawl or feeble gestures that aim to reincorporate the natural world where man has more or less rolled over it."
To view some of the images in the new book, you can go to http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/57/1/1 .
To order either the softbound or the hardbound copy with print directly, contact Vintage Works, Ltd. at 1-215-822-5662, or email firstname.lastname@example.org . During the Spring Sale on I Photo Central (now until June 21, 2006), we will waive the shipping price within the U.S. Softbound copies will ship media rate and the hardbound copies with print will ship priority mail/insured.
The book is also available at these fine photography bookstores:
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Arcana Books on the Arts
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Michael Dawson's Book Shop
535 N Larchmont Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90004
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D A Information Services
648 Whitehorse Road
Mitcham Victoria 3132
Phone: +61 3 9210 7777
Fax: +61 3 9210 7788
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If you are a bookstore and would like to stock this book, please contact Alex Novak at 1-215-822-5662.