Monday, June 28, 2010

Jetlag and Alcohol.

Jetlag and Alcohol. Photographs by Morten Andersen. Poem by Terje Thorsen. Shadowlab, Oslo, 2009. 192 pp., 187 duotone illustrations, 10¼x8".

"The New York City described by Morten Andersen in Jetlag and Alcohol is brutal, tragic, funny, filthy, and beautiful from the inside out, which is how Andersen experiences it, as a fearless explorer with a sincere desire to hear the stories of its inhabitants and to send them back out into the world as hauntingly beautiful black and white images.

Taken in 1990 and 1991, Andersen's photographs depict the denizens of dark alleys, half-empty subway cars, all-night diners, and cheap bars with the gritty poetry of a Tom Waits song.

With an introductory text in English by Terje Thorsen."
-- quote from the Independent Photo Book.

'Jetlag and Alcohol' was selected as one of photo-eye's Best Books of 2009.

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