josef chladek

on photobooks and books

 

Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care




 Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Print back)

Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Print back)

 Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Print front)

Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Print front)

 Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Front)

Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Front)

 Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Spine)

Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Spine)

 Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Back)

Aaron McElroy - The Devil May Care (Back)



» Go directly to the sample spreads

Softcover, edition of 30 (edition of 300 with different cover and without print), signed, including a signed and numbered print (1/25, four different motifs). Cover &book design by Bill Sullivan, with a painting by Brad Phillips.
In “The Devil May Care”, McElroy takes the diaristic taxonomy further by incorporating nefarious totems of desire to a new level. Within the tradition of his past works, he continues to look at the female body with a less eroticized view for that of exploring the subject in various states of glancing over that of the gaze. His photographs become passages in which the body is seen in a fleeting form for that of a more deceptively prosaic format. This is when a body does not simply urinate, but elucidates the lurid state of fragmentary meaning in conjunction with that of the enabling properties of totem objects. These totem objects of self-abuse are exemplified through drug paraphernalia become a new facet of still life that does not necessarily condone, nor abdicate responsibility for its presence. The pantheon of 21st still life as seen in heroin packets, dextroamphetamine diagrams, and crack pipes become ubiquitous in McElroy’s world. This is not suggesting a new canonization, but again, a rather personal narrative at a glance and not a gaze.
In this capacity, here is where nothing will grow; yet nothing will die because of this lack of genesis. The contemplative reasoning of which creates a true and at times abhorrent state of un-birth and un-death leaving the potential for living in devastated inequality to that of its inherent need for a state of being. McElroy exceeds in his personal and at times obsequious look inward. (Brad Feuerhelm)

Order at the S_U_N_.

Pages: 154
Place: New York
Year: 2014
Publisher: S_U_N_
Size: 23 x 31 cm (approx.)

Newsletter / Facebook

Don't miss my updates and news on photobooks - register for free - or follow my updates on the virtual bookshelf on facebook.


Sample pages for The Devil May Care
Sample page 1 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 1 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 2 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 2 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 3 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 3 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 4 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 4 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 5 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 5 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 6 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 6 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 7 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 7 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 8 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 8 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 9 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 9 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 10 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 10 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 11 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 11 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 12 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 12 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 13 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 13 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 14 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 14 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 15 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 15 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 16 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 16 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 17 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 17 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 18 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 18 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 19 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 19 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Sample page 20 for book  Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care

Sample page 20 for book " Aaron McElroy – The Devil May Care", josefchladek.com

Other books by Aaron McElroy (see all)
Other books tagged Nude (see all)
Other books tagged America (see all)
Other books by S_U_N_ (see all)