Posted on Friday, July 19, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Excerpts from Silver Meadows
Nazraeli Press, 2013
Hardcover, 108 pages, $75
Selected by Time as one of the top photo books of 2013! This is the sixth monograph from Nazraeli Press devoted to the work of CCA alumnus and Photography faculty member Todd Hido, and it is his most ambitious project to date. It is designed by Graphic Design faculty member Bob Aufuldish.
Update as of 2014: Check out the "Silver Meadows B-Sides Box Set," also designed by Bob Aufuldish.
Silver Meadows is the name of a street that runs through the neighborhood in Kent, Ohio, where the artist grew up. The setting of Hido's childhood, it also became the creative wellspring for his work. Here, it serves as a point of departure for his reexamination of a Midwestern suburban upbringing: 'a trip through the innocence of childhood and adolescence and into the darker aspects of life beyond.'
This first edition is printed on matte Japanese art paper and features an "installation" of tipped-in images on the case binding.