Philip-Lorca diCorcia. A Storybook Life

The disparate photographs assembled here were made over the course of twenty years. None of them were originally intended to be used in this book. By ordering and shaping them I tried to investigate the possibilities of narrative both within a single image and especially in relation to the other photographs. A Storybook Life is an attempt to discover the possibilities of meaning in the interaction of seemingly unrelated images in the hope that content can constantly mutate according to both the external and internal condition of the viewer, but remain meaningful because of it’s inherent, but latent content. The conscious and subconscious decisions made in editing the photographs is the real work of A Storybook Life. Phillip-Lorca diCorcia “Phillip-Lorca diCorcia’s pictures remind us, among other things, that we are each our own little universe of secrets, and vulnerable. Good art makes you see the world differently…” wrote Michael Kimmelman in the New York Times. In the seventy odd pictures collected here,by the artist the veracity of Mr. Kimmelman’s observations is clearly apparent. We find ourselves landing somewhere in the story when we view these pictures, each of which is a clue and a cipher to the method and madness of A Storybook Life.

cm 37×29; pp. 164; 75 COL; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, 2003.

ISBN: 9781931885232| 1931885230

ID: AM-8263

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The disparate photographs assembled here were made over the course of twenty years. None of them were originally intended to be used in this book. By ordering and shaping them I tried to investigate the possibilities of narrative both within a single image and especially in relation to the other photographs. A Storybook Life is an attempt to discover the possibilities of meaning in the interaction of seemingly unrelated images in the hope that content can constantly mutate according to both the external and internal condition of the viewer, but remain meaningful because of it’s inherent, but latent content. The conscious and subconscious decisions made in editing the photographs is the real work of A Storybook Life. Phillip-Lorca diCorcia “Phillip-Lorca diCorcia’s pictures remind us, among other things, that we are each our own little universe of secrets, and vulnerable. Good art makes you see the world differently…” wrote Michael Kimmelman in the New York Times. In the seventy odd pictures collected here,by the artist the veracity of Mr. Kimmelman’s observations is clearly apparent. We find ourselves landing somewhere in the story when we view these pictures, each of which is a clue and a cipher to the method and madness of A Storybook Life.

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