Fridge Food Soul
French photographer and musician Olivier Degorce is usually associated with the emergence of the 1990s electronic music scene, where he was one of the first to compulsively document the Paris raves and electric underground scene. But with camera always in hand, he created many more series, which are only now coming to light. In Fridge Food Soul, Degorce became fascinated with the contents of people’s refrigerators, creating a voluminous archive of images from 1993 to 2017. Using various cameras, from large formal to point and shoot, he captured the colors and smells of items fresh and long expired, while never missing an opportunity to raid a fridge and capture the sheer diversity of individual eating habits. The final presentation is a totally engaging and voyeuristic-like collection of contemporary still lifes. Ranging from the minimal to the most disgusting, the 130 close-up color images pull you into a world that you cannot stop observing.
136 pp / 130 color
Retail Price: $42.00
Something the Swiss are not used to experiencing is having their everyday lives documented by an outsider. They are quite comfortable with the world view of Switzerland being the familiar images found on travel postcards of mountain panoramas, shimmering lakes, the iconic fondu pot, and edelweiss. In May 2017, Fotostiftung Schweiz (Swiss Foundation for Photography) took an unusual step and commissioned American photographer Shane Lavalette to follow in the footsteps of Theo Frey, a leading figure in Swiss photojournalism, who eighty years earlier had been commissioned to photograph life in a dozen Swiss villages. Lavalette’s job was to gather a new portrait of the same villages almost a century later. He did so in his vibrant, color images. From soft blades of bromegrass, red blooms of poppies, and gable rooftops to intimate portraits of the local families, he revealed a nuanced view of what the Swiss call home today. Lavalette’s work has appear in the NY Times Magazine and The New Yorker, and exhibited at the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), MFA (Boston), and Aperture Gallery (New York), among others.
10 ½ x 12 ½ in. / 156 pp / 82 color
Retail Price: $78.00