By Caitlin Teal Price
Stranger Lives is a vibrant taxonomy of sunbathers developed primarily on the sand between Coney Island and Brighton Beach from 2008 to 2015. Shot with a Mamiya RZ 6×7 camera and Kodak Portra film, the photographs possess a sharp focus and flattened perspective from above, invoking a specimen-like quality. Through this work, Price plays with the legacy of the uncanny — making the familiar strange, and drawing the viewer into an intimate and voyeuristic exploration of object and body.
The monograph will feature over 70 photographs from the series with an essay by Dorothy Moss, the curator of painting, sculpture and performance art at the National Portrait Gallery.
12" x 9.5", Offset printed, Perfect bound
Published by Capricious in 2017