Joni Sternbach
SurfLand
(limited edition with your choice of original pigment print photograph)


From the Publisher: Joni Sternbach makes her photographs in tintype, a labor-intensive technique little changed since its invention in the 1850s. Spontaneous and unpredictable, the streaks and tonal variations in the finished photographs reflect their hand-made character, the corners rubbed where they were held in the camera. Posing on rocky outcrops, in front of uprooted trees, or on thick mats of woody flotsam, Sternbach's surfers inhabit strange landscapes. The best of Sternbach's photographs convey insistent longing. They are about relationships – the relationship between surfer and board, between human and landscape, between photographer and subject, and between the surfers themselves...she has discovered a new sort of home – a place without walls, defined only by belonging and the physicality of existence.

The deluxe limited edition includes a signed and numbered archival pigment print photograph of your choice of either image shown here. Please specify "Valerie" or "Hawaiian Ed" with your order. Each image is offered in a numbered, limited edition of 20 prints. The image size is approximately 7 x 8 1/2", printed on 8 1/2 x 9 5/8" paper. The book is hardbound, and housed in a matching slipcase with the print (which is presented in a clothbound folio).

2009, First Edition, photolucida, 8 3/4 x 10 1/4", 80 pages, 52 tri-tone plates. Book is signed and numbered by the Artist. Print is signed, titled and numbered by the Artist au verso. Condition: Excellent, as new.

$475.00



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