Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This Is Not My Sky- Noah Beil

Noah Beil was kind enough to send me a copy of his book, This Is Not My Sky- a 5x8 inch hand bound book he made from scratch, with a dozen approx 4x5 inch reproductions. And did I mention how lovely it all is? 

Many small artist's books have that cheap, "it's just to give ya a hint" feel to them (not an inherently negative connotation)- a select few such as this however, really let ya feel the love. And the reproductions, small as they may be, are sharp, with pleasing tonalities that allow you to actually appreciate both the photographs, and subject matter (landscapes in Santa Monica). And as amazing as the book is, the fact that Noah made such impressive images simply as a side note on a trip to check out his work at a group show opening is doubly impressive!

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