Halfstory Halflife

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Presentation by Chose Commune :

"Over the course of multiple summers, Raymond Meeks has ventured the few miles from his rural home in the Catskill Mountain region of New York, to a single-lane bridge spanning the tributaries of Bowery and Catskill Creeks. Beneath the bridge, a waterfall drops sixty-feet over moss-covered limestone toward a forbidding pond.

The local youth have come here from time immemorial, congregating near outcroppings and around a concrete altar – a remnant of an earlier stone bridge. Most allow themselves a brief running start before launching their pale bodies into the void, where tentative suggestions of flight mark the response to gravity. Taken collectively, their gestures allude to ritual, a prayerful response to the exigencies of budding sexuality and a future rife with uncertainty.

Halfstory Halflife is a distillation of the photographs made in the shadows of these falls, marked each summer by the emergence of young adults perched at a precipice both in space and in their lives."

This book was included in the shortlist for the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation « Photoook of the Year » award in 2018.

Design : Bureau Kayser.

144 pages - Softcover with flaps

Chose Commune, 2018

Format : 21.5 x 28 cm

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Meeks, Raymond

Raymond Meeks is an American photographer famous for the short-printrun editions that he self-publishes, often including prints in the publications. His work revolves around a special bond to his subjects, whether a proximity to the people (family & friends), or a connection, an attachment to places. Raymond has also published several photobooks with Nazraeli Press between 2006 and 2010. Then, in 2018, he published "Halfstory Halflife" in France with Chose Commune. © Image taken from the homepage of the artist's website .
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