Thursday, July 08, 2010

All My Lies Are True...

All My Lies Are True... Photographs by David J. Carol. Kabloona Press, 2009. Unpaged, black & white illustrations throughout, 9¼x6¼".

'All My Lies Are True...' - a monograph by photographer David J. Carol - is a collection of photographs taken over a period of 25 years. These black and white photographs were taken whilst traveling on other photo assignments or with family and friends.

"The book begins ‘A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving,’ a quotation from Lao Tzu appropriately juxtaposed with an image of a picturesque landscape, a Costa Rican mountain in the distance… accompanied by a statue of a rather large farm animal’s derriere in the foreground.
The book itself serves more as a vehicle for Carol’s photographs rather than an object produced for the object’s sake. And while there is simplicity in the book’s construction, it further exemplifies the nature of the photographs inside - visual outward appearance is irrelevant, what truly matters is imaginative honesty, along with the acceptance that the journey never quite ceases to end."

David J. Carol photographs and books are part of several permanent collections and he has exhibited his work frequently.

Quote from Antone Dolezal's Picks on the photo-eye blog.

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