Xavier Aragonès

Photo book: “Riviera: Photographs of Palm Springs” by John Brian King

A couple weeks ago I received in the mail a copy (along with some really nice postcards, one of them with a personal hand -written note from the author) of John Brian King’s RIVIERA: PHOTOGRAPHS OF PALM SPRINGS, published by Spurl Editions

It’s a rather small (21x19 cm), 112-page book containing 99 gorgeous landscape photographs of the city of Palm Springs, California, and its environs. The hazy, soft-focus, kind of washed-out quality of Fuji Instax Wide film really suits the mostly decaying, lonely, quite dream-like and definetely haunting mood that flows through the whole body of work. 

Needless to say, I wholeheartedly reccomend this book. Do yourself a favor and get a copy from the Spurl Editions website (it’s also available from Amazon, but hey, they won’t include postcards from all of John’s other books and don’t need your support anyway).

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