Booksigning at the NYABF on Sat Sept. 22nd at 1pm
Music for my Eyes is part two in an ongoing series of zines published by Dashwood in which Ahlbom sequences out of-this-world landscapes with overly saturated portraits of her friends from travels over time. Both trial and error are required throughout Ahlbom’s process with her use of tinted flashes while shooting and casting of acid-trip colors over her prints in the darkroom. Ahlbom structures the arrangement of her photographs through hues, patterns and humor - Joe Skilton in London Fields with hair like David Bowie in the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth juxtaposed with surrealist totems to masculinity in an Italian barbershop. Ahlbom participates not only as a fly-on-the-wall but also as subject with her first self-portrait - posing with a silver Mustang guitar slung around her neck paired with a portrait of Joe Apollonio skateboarding topless on a hot summer day in New York.
Music for my Eyes by Grace Ahlbom
Published by Dashwood Books
Dimensions: 5 1/8 x 8 inches
20 pages / softcover / First Edition of 300 copies
Suggested retail price: $18
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