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New Industrial Scars Book

I am about to publish my second book, Industrial Scars: Photographs of the Hidden Costs of Consumption with Papadakis Publisher. The book will be a collection of pictures showing the giant machines that produce the consumer goods we take for granted, and abstract-expressionist images of the waste and pollution it leaves behind, the “hidden costs” of the industry.

Check back on this page for news, updates, special events and excerpts of the book!


DAT B-Side

Thanks to my awesome publisher, powerHouse Books, a beautiful B-Side is now available for my new book, The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis. Check it out!

Have you reserved your copy of DAT yet? Don’t wait any longer! The book will be flying off bookstore shelves, come Feb 2011!

Categories: art book

What to Cover

After all the work and dialog about the content of the book, going over picture choice and text editing endlessly, re-editing and corrections and rules of English, we come finally to the cover.

Of course the first question is image selection; everyone has their preference, and valid reasons for the choice.

Once the image is agreed, then text.

Trips to bookstores to see which designs on the shelves grab the eye.

And then you start to ponder how the books are displayed; how the placement decisions are made and handed down, whether the book’s landscape format will handicap it in a portrait world.

Of course these are imponderables, but you grapple anyway.

And ultimately you have to go with what your gut tells you, after absorbing as much input as possible.

Remember your initial impulse and stay on that line.

Trust yourself.


Thanks to the good advice of the folks at Really Social Strategies, we set up the book blog and a book web page well in advance of the time when they would be needed (or so we thought.) The book is scheduled for a January release, perfect timing for the Gerald Peters vernissage in New York City .

Turns out, Dr. Hansen really likes the piece he wrote for the book, Activist, and has been talking about it in recent interviews in the New York Times and The Guardian.

Fortunately, though, the pages were ready to go live as soon as we heard about the interviews.

Categories: art book

An Introduction

This will be an outlet for all things book-related! Check back soon and often for the latest news, updates, information, and special events, all relating to my new book, The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis, published by powerHouse Books in cooperation with Random House, due to be released this November, 2010.