(First edition, first printing) Halfstory Halflife by Raymond Meeks
A collection of works by American photographer Raymond Meeks.
The artist, who lives in the Catskills Mountains in central New York, visited a bridge over the tributaries of the Bowery and Catskills, and continued to take photographs there throughout the summer. Under the bridge, a stream of water with a drop of less than 20m flows over limestone covered with moss and flows into the basin of the waterfall, creating an inaccessible atmosphere. Since time immemorial, this place has been a playground for the local youth, who in the summer gather around the bare rocks and remains of the concrete foundations of an old stone bridge. Most of the young people run up a little and throw their pale bodies into the air. From a collective point of view, the act has an aspect of a rite of passage, a prayer for the struggles young people face, such as the blossoming of sexuality and the uncertain future.
This work condenses countless photographic essences of young people jumping into a waterfall from the shadows. Each summer is imprinted here as young people standing on a precipitous cliff in the two senses of "space" and "life."
(partial excerpt from distributor commentary)
Title: Halfstory Halflife
Artist: Raymond Meeks
CHOSE COMMUNE, 2018
Softcover, 215 x 280 mm
¥26,000 + tax
Condition: Very Good
*About the condition of the old book
Mint: Brand new, unopened
Very Good: Very good
Good: General condition for an old book. There are some scratches and stains due to aging.
Acceptable: There are notable tears and stains. Intended for reading purposes.