Sep 11, 2008

big blurb book winners...

here is a link to the competition winners... photography-book-now winners

The above image is part of the winning book
In the Garden, by Beth Dow. I bet she's stoked about the $25,000 prize! The images are absolutely gorgeous from what I can see in the preview. As is the case with a lot of the books entered, I didn't see this one until now. Debating spending the $80 on it.

Her images totally remind me of the work of Illustrator Chris Van Allsburg (his work below). His book
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (click here to view more bizarre images from the book)
was on my bookshelf when I was 5 years old, which might be a reason why I shoot the stuff I do. It's quite the bizarre and scary book to give a 5 year old.

p.s. that's all folks. I'm off for LA tonight and the opening is on Saturday... I won't be back on the blog machine until tuesday or wednesday next week. If I don't see you at the show, have a good weekend.


Mike said...

Those illustrations are pretty heavy stuff for a 5 year old man - I'm not surprised either! Very cool though. Anyway thanks again for entering and being such an active participant in the event.

We'll be doing this again next year, and I'll be sure to keep you posted. I'll be in touch between now and then as well - your work is awesome and I've enjoyed the opportunity to connect.

All best,

Aaron said...

hey mike, it was fun. I will miss the $25k prize though, as I was planning on blowing the whole thing in LA this weekend. But oh well, maybe next time?

I'm sure we'll be in touch sooner than later! ciao, ahob.

Mike said...

Good luck in LA!! Sorry you're not rolling with a spare $25K in your pocket, I can think of a few creative ways I'd blow that kind of coin in LA...

jimmieknuckles said...

it would have been spent on whores,base, and creepy old picture books anyway.

aside from my rambling and insults.

im sure the opening will be fresh to death.
and youll be able to make 25k without a prize

luck to you my man, safe travels