This is a book of contrasts, the tension in the dialogue a whisper. Look here: youthful lust and yearning, women and lovers juxtaposed with landscapes busted and stripped down. Lust is a counterpoint to dilapidation. The tang of tungsten light in cavernous bars and then a street lamp, suddenly a votive light in a night sky over lovers like some crazy benediction. As if there was hope…
If there is a reckoning, it is on the road. The photographer/passenger, the night and a beautiful woman at the wheel; a motorcyclist with a life garbage-bagged and strapped to the saddle of his BSA, maybe in flight. A bleak stretch of road ahead, road the arbiter. Love goes but the road always stays. Road, the redeemer.
– from the introduction, by LP Farrell
128 pages with 102 plates, offset printed on 100# HannoArt Silk, plus personal notes by the photographer.
Content note: possibly NSFW, mild nudity.
Also available at:
A Different Drummer, Book City Bloor, JH Gordon Books, Ryerson Bookstore, Sonic Boom, Soundscapes Music, Spacing, Stephen Bulger Gallery, U of T Bookstore, West Camera
About the Author
Dave Green is a Toronto-based photographer. His personal documentary work has been shown in Toronto and Vancouver. Dave has been an instructor of photography at Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education and has taught photography to youth affected by violence. He has travelled extensively throughout Canada, the United States and Europe, often on a motorcycle, always with a camera.