March 20th, 2012
Recently spotted on Harvey Benge’s blog is Joerg Colberg’s review of The Auckland Project (photographers John Gossage & Alec Soth).
Joerg writes: “Working alongside John [Gossage] was stressful, but it was also life changing. After learning so much from this master of the medium (and friend), I began the process of dismantling my career.” write Alec Soth about his contribution to The Auckland Project. The book, or rather set of books, was “a trip of departures. Gossage has been working in black and white for over 40 years, and this trip yielded one of the first bodies of work he had ever produced in color.” (quoted from the press blurb) Soth, in turn, left behind his 8×10 camera, to bring a digital one. Since I have been ignoring discussions of cameras on this blog for years now, I’ll continue doing that for this review. Instead, I want to talk about the two photographers’ approach to photography – I do believe the books offer an opportunity to do that.
Background info on this collaboration and a link to the full review article can be found HERE