Friday, December 9, 2016
Exhibition of Photo Books
The second exhibition that I stopped to see at the Phoenix Art Museum last Friday was all about photo books. One of the support groups for the museum, INFOCUS invited photographers to submit their self-published photo books for a juried exhibition. That resulted in 111 books being selected from photographers from all over the world. The room they were displayed in was set up with sofas and chairs and guest were encouraged to pick up a book or two, relax and enjoy them. When I was there, quite a few people were doing just that.
This book with photos turned to Kaleidoscopes caught my attention because I happen to love making kaleidoscopes from photos I've taken. I use mostly my nature photos to do it but I have a few really good ones that I've done from architectural photos. This gave me an idea for making my own photo book of kaleidoscopes images.
This was another book that I admired. It contained photos of people in their youth beside photos of them at much older ages. Many of them were nudes. Not provocative nudes, just casual nudes that in spite of the aging bodies, possessed a natural beauty.
It was another interesting exhibit that I'll have to visit again before it leaves. There are a few more of those books I need to look at.