Turning our backs — by Joe Reifer
- If you crossed Weegee with Bill Owens, threw in a pinch of Garry Winogrand, and had suburban 1950′s Minnesota as your backdrop, then you’d be looking at the new book Suburban World: The Norling Photographs. Highly recommended.
- I’m finishing up another great book, River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West, by Rebecca Solnit. Photography, railroads, San Francisco history, Yosemite, murder, class war — a truly captivating story. Many thanks to Jay Watson for this one.
- Tom Vanderbilt wrote a cover blurb for my buddy Troy Paiva’s forthcoming book — I looked Mr. Vanderbilt up online, and was intrigued by Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America. The book arrived today, and I’m already 50 pages in — essential reading if you’re interested in Cold War ruins.
- This month’s selection in my book club is Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts. Looks like a wild ride!