emmett by Ron Jude

emmett  
by Ron Jude


80 pages
40 color photographs / 9 b&w 
Paperback / 6.75 x 9.5 in.      
The Ice Plant, 2010




also by Ron Jude:

 
Post Cards


  Lick Creek Line


      
Alpine Star   Other Nature


   








Publisher’s Description: 

The past did not exist. Not at all.
—Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
—Pink Floyd, Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Ron Jude's emmett brings new life to a selection of his own early photographs, made in the early 1980s in central Idaho. Enhanced by "special effects" filters and cheap telephoto lenses, the pictures range from hazy scenes of a summertime drag race, a recurring forest in changing seasons, midnight horror films on a TV set, and a Nordic-looking teenager who appears as a specter from the artist's past. Edited here nearly 30 years after its making, this somewhat accidental, experimental body of work acquires unexpected nuance and humor, and has the cohesive qualities of a dream—memories reorganized into a fictionalized narrative, imagery suffused with both an unsettling melancholy and the prismatic glow of youthful reverie. Related in concept and residing thematically between his two previous books—Alpine Star and Other Natureemmett achieves an aesthetic inspired by equal parts Motörhead and Jean-Paul Sartre.

emmett by Ron Jude
emmett by Ron Jude

emmett by Ron Jude
emmett by Ron Jude
emmett by Ron Jude

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