Monday, January 16, 2017

Monday Muse - Mario Giacomelli

Of all the photobooks added to my library in the past few years, these two titles always remain out. The Contrasto hardcover The Black Is Waiting For The White is a well illustrated biography, while the soft cover Phiadon Press self titled Mario Giacomelli contains a larger spectrum of plates, interestingly chaptered by projects. Contained within the two volumes are an incredible quantity and variety of black and white images captured on rudimentary film cameras. The thick, heavy, poorly bound soft cover book requires support and is left open dictionary style on a tall buffet for days at a time to study by chapter.