Book of the Week ~ Note no. 15

Lisa, I will have to return later to finish my review of Joe’s Junk Yard, which I really like. It explores the best use of text in photo books (IMHO), which is to amplify the photographs by adding personal angles that the images simply can’t offer. Like, who would’ve guessed that you come from a long line of junkmen? Well, maybe photography, in its gatherings of various flotsam and jetsam of our lives, isn’t too far afield from the life of the scrapper.

I have to pull together all the financial f&j of my life to get my taxes done. I’ll try to get back as soon as I can.

Joe’s Junk Yard

Photographs by Lisa Kereszi

Texts: Foreword by Larry Fink; Essay (“Scrap with Joe”) by the photographer; Afterword (“Salvage”) by Ginger Strand

Design and editorial direction: Michelle Dunn Marsh

Published by Damiani, 2012

ISBN 978-88-6208-230-3

Purchased for $9.99 (plus tax) at Half Price Books #053, Apple Valley MN


Link to LibraryThing record for this Book of the Week

Link to Joe’s Junk Yard page on photographer’s website


Lisa Kereszi, “Red toolbox with tires,” 2003. From Joe’s Junk Yard (Damiani, 2012)

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