Reviews - What do customers think about Paul Graham: American Night?
radical moby dick journey across america... Oct 29, 2007
great book. not one for the faint hearted though. challenging use of over-exposure to make hard to perceive white images that question what we allow ourselves to see, as a way of jarring us into looking afresh at the social fracture of America.
The middle sequence (that someone reviewing here likes above everything else) I suspect is kind of put in there to show the easy option, a clever 'is this what you expect?' - for the classic taste. it's Hamlet's mousetrap for the unsophisticated reader.
Genius editing flipping between the three types of imagery - white, dark and full color. Radical and hardcore work, but not for those who like their photography books to reinforce what good taste they have in photography....
Not Grahams best Jan 9, 2006
Graham has a great idea behind how the photographs are presented but in the end the statement comes out a little flat and simplistic...and this is if you have the stamina to wade through what seems like a bloated edit. The middle photographs are beautiful however and really quite nice on their own as weird street photographs.
RE: Paul Graham - American Night Aug 23, 2004
Sophisticated and challenging work; exquisitely put together, and very well worth the effort.