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Gus Powell The Lonely Ones – New Edition

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Inspired by the late, great cartoonist William Steig and his classic book, The Lonely Ones (which pairs Steig’s line-drawn characters with simple one-liners of dialogue-to-self), photographer Gus Powell (born 1974) made his own “lonely ones”—quiet but evocative color photographs of interiors and landscapes, inhabited by people, animals and inanimate characters.

Every photograph is paired with a suggestive text, functioning here as the opposite of a caption—each of the 40 color photographs in The Lonely Ones is hidden by a gate fold, on which is printed the single phrase. Every photograph is revealed individually behind its gate fold. “Which way to the symposium?,” paired with a photograph of a butterfly in midair.

This three languages new edition published by Lazy Dog is enriched, in addition to English, by Italian and Japanese translations.

Ispirato dall’ultimo, grande cartoonist William Steig e il suo celebre libro, The Lonely Ones (che combina i personaggi disegnati al tratto da Steig con semplici battute di dialogo con se stessi), il fotografo Gus Powell ha creato il proprio “lonely ones”. Fotografie a colori tranquille ma evocative di interni e paesaggi, abitati da persone, animali e personaggi inanimati.

Ogni fotografia è accompagnata da un testo suggestivo, che funziona al contrario di una didascalia: ciascuna delle 40 immagini del libro è nascosta dalla pagina ripiegata su se stessa, sul cui retro è stampata la frase. Così ogni fotografia si rivela una per volta aprendo la pagina. “Da che parte per il convegno?” commenta la fotografia di una farfalla a mezz’aria.

Lazy Dog pubblica questa nuova edizione del libro in tre lingue, arricchita oltre all’inglese dalle traduzioni in italiano e giapponese.

Texts and photographs by Gus Powell
Book design by Gus Powell

12.5 x 18.6 cm (5 x 7.3″)
90 pages / pagine (40 gate fold)
40 photographs / fotografie
Hard cover / Cartonato
English, Italian, Japanese edition
ISBN: 978-88-98030-06-4
Available from / Disponibile dal 4 February / Febbraio 2017

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Gus Powell

Gus Powell was born in New York City in 1974 and attended Oberlin College where he majored in comparative religion. In 2003 he was selected to be in PDNs 30 under 30 issue and also published his first monograph, The Company of Strangers (J&L Books). His work has been exhibited internationally, including a solo show at The Museum of The City of New York and group exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and FOAM, NL. His photographs have been published in Aperture, Harpers, Vogue, M le mag – Le Monde, Wired, Fortune and W, and he has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine for a decade. He is a member of the street photographers’ collective In-Public and is faculty in the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department at the School of Visual Arts, NY.