Emmett - Ron Jude
As I get older I find myself reflecting on my youth more and more. When I look back at the the time I spent growing up in the 80’s, I always relive events in that slightly fuzzy/grainy way of seeing things that VHS forced upon us.
What I love about this book is the memories of my early childhood that it evokes. This collection of Ron’s photos shows me the world of 30 years ago in the same way I see it in my mind - grainy, crazy lens flare enhanced by those star filters which were popular once, and photos of VHS movies on old TV screens.
From the publisher’s website:
…the pictures range from hazy scenes of a summertime drag race, a recurring forest in changing seasons, midnight horror films on a TV set, and a Nordic-looking teenager who appears as a specter from the artist’s past.