Sunday, February 28, 2010

Book cover design for "Garish"

The multitalented Deidre Adams designed this highly-saturated dust jacket cover for my first photography book, Garish: Roadside Color Polaroids, to be released later this year.

The book will feature a main portfolio section of 80 original photographs, taken between 1988 and 2009.  I started this series, captured on Polaroid's 669 and 690 films, quite by accident -- when traveling I always carry my Colorpack III instant camera, so I can make postcards to send to friends and family.  Over time, I realized I had grown a sentimental attachment to the camera and the process, and a unique way of expressing my affinity with the oddities and overlooked artistic masterpieces found along the highways of North America.

With an essay by writer John DeFore, this is one book that belongs on your coffee table!

More to come....