Curious Surfaces

Title: Curious Surfaces

Photographer/s: Kirk Carter

Date of publication: September 25, 2010

Dimensions: 9.5″ x 8″

Edition size: 100

Type of binding: Softcover, perfect binding

Number of pages: 80

Type of paper: luster finish

Number of pictures: 70

Type of printing: digital

Printer: Blurb

Publisher: Kirk Carter

Language: English

Category: POD

Price: $49

Summary: The patina is the subject. From the cast iron ownership plaque that’s long outlasted the owner to the gas tank repainted several times in radically different colors, the nitty gritty details of surfaces reveal a history, a narrative tale of intentions, directives, hopes and frustrations.

Curious Surfaces presents an unblinking photojournalism of damage, decay, repair and refurbishing. Each distressed surface becomes a kind of found sculptural frieze about the motives and desires of the people who left their marks on it, and their stories recorded in it, across the decades.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: July 31, 1958, Presque Isle, Maine

Website: www.KirkCarter.com

Book link: http://kirkcarter.com/photography_books.shtml

Donated by: Kirk Carter

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