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by Sofia Coppola,Gregory Crewdson,Robert Harshorn Shimshak,Bill Owens

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Author: Sofia Coppola,Gregory Crewdson,Robert Harshorn Shimshak,Bill Owens
Publisher: Fotofolio; 1st edition (January 14, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 120
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Bill Owens (Author), Sofia Coppola (Author), Gregory Crewdson (Author), Robert Harshorn Shimshak (Author) & 1 more. BILL OWENS LEISURE is a 120-page medium format hardcover photography book.

Bill Owens (Author), Sofia Coppola (Author), Gregory Crewdson (Author), Robert Harshorn Shimshak (Author) & 1 more. The photographs are portraits of families and friends, but they are not formal portraits. Instead, the photographs are similar to those taken by Nicholas Nixon (PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ONE YEAR), Jim Goldberg (RICH AND POOR), Shelby Lee Adams (APPALACHIAN PORTRAITS), Larry Fink (SOCIAL GRACES), and Geoff Winningham (RITES OF FALL).

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Bill Owens, Robert Harshorn Shimshak. Gregory Crewdson (Introduction). The sequel to Bill Owens' classic Suburbia

Bill Owens, Robert Harshorn Shimshak. The sequel to Bill Owens' classic Suburbia. Owens' photographs find unexpected beauty and mystery within the American vernacular. This collision between normality and strangeness transforms the American landscape into a place of wonder and anxiety. from the introduction by Gregory Crewdson. Black and white and color photographs.

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AMERICAN STANDARD (Para) NORMALITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE by Keith Haring, Michael Tolkin, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Gregory Crewdson Paperback, 48 Pages, Published 2002 by Barbara Gladstone Gallery ISBN-13: 978-703422-2-5, ISBN: 703422-2-5.

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The fourth and final volume in Bill Owens' landmark Suburbia series [SUBURBIA (1973; revised edition 1999, Fotofolio), OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (1975), WORKING - I DO IT FOR THE MONEY (1977), and LEISURE (2004)]. In his introduction to LEISURE, photographer Gregory Crewdson writes: "Owens’ photographs belong to an American aesthetic tradition of art that explores the intersection of everyday life and theatricality. Like the paintings of Edward Hopper, the photographs of Walker Evans and Diane Arbus, and the short stories of John Cheever and Raymond Carver, Owens’ photographs find unexpected beauty and mystery within the American vernacular. This collision between normality and strangeness transforms the American landscape into a place of wonder and anxiety."
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Otrytrerl
BILL OWENS LEISURE is a 120-page medium format hardcover photography book. The photographs are portraits of families and friends, but they are not formal portraits. Instead, the photographs are similar to those taken by Nicholas Nixon (PHOTOGRAPHS FROM ONE YEAR), Jim Goldberg (RICH AND POOR), Shelby Lee Adams (APPALACHIAN PORTRAITS), Larry Fink (SOCIAL GRACES), and Geoff Winningham (RITES OF FALL). As is the case with some of these photography books, the photos in BILL OWENS LEISURE are sometimes humorous, sometimes ironic, and sometimes are on the verge of making fun of the subjects. Also, as is the case with SOCIAL GRACES, BILL OWENS LEISURE includes quotations by the subject. The best of these quotations are reproduced below.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS.

All of the photographs are large, about 7 inches by 9 inches. The reproductions are first rate and, if you were so possessed, you could cut them out and have them framed. The detail and contrast in the photographs is also excellent, despite the fact that they were with a 35 mm camera and not with a 4X5 camera.

OLD LADY FASHION MODEL. My favorite photo is that on page 85. It does not include any comment. The photo shows an older woman, perhaps in her early 60s, walking along a fashion model runway. She wears a frumpy dress, having the checkerboard pattern of table cloths that are found in pizza joints. The woman pulls a 2-wheeled shopping cart. To the right and left of the runway are dozens of other old woman, between the ages of 60 and 70. They are paying attention to the old lady on the runway. Some of them are smiling, apparently admiring the frumpy pizza-joint dress. All of the woman wear old-lady style hair-dos. (None of them wear the puffy bouffants that are depicted on younger ladies in this photography book.) This is an odd photograph, and it is odd in a way similar to the images and situations in the movie, BLUE VELVET (1986) by David Lynch.

"CAMPING" IN YOSEMITE. The cover of this book has an excellent reproduction of a man "camping" in Yosemite National Park. He operates a kerosene grill. Nearby is a picnic table covered with a checkerboard tablecloth, and on the tablecloth are two candelabras, each with three candles. Some of the candles are lit. In back is a recreational vehicle (RV) sporting an American flag. This same photo is reproduced on page 7, and the accompanying comment is, "Every summer we go all out on our camp in Yosemite. I do the barbecuing." The man wears a T-shirt which has a cartoon drawing of a male Raggedy Ann doll busy in intimate congress with a female Raggedy Ann doll.

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE. Page 62 has an amazingly excellent color photograph of Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane performing before 300,000 people. The comment below the photo relates the fact that the photographer climbed on top of a sound tower to take the picture. The comment contains the irony that an event employee threatened the photographer with a pipe wrench in order to make him climb back down, whereas later that same day, the Hell's Angels killed a man in the audience at the same concert. (Please note that I saw Jefferson Airplane performing in 1968 at Winterland in San Francisco. Also on the bill was Grateful Dead.)

THE QUOTATIONS.
(1) "My dream is to drive a car at Indy. This is as close as I'll get." This accompanies a color photo of a plump smiling man, sitting in a race car at an amusement park. (page 13)

(2) "At night we froze the raccoons in our flashlight as they tried to get at the food . . . Janet put her contact lenses in a plastic bread bag . . . a fox darted through the campsite, snatched the bag and ran away. I never new camping could be so exciting." (page 14) This comment is an example of homespun wry humor. The color photo shows a young couple on a beach. Both are wearing backpacks that hold a sleeping bag. The beach resembles those that I have seen along the northern California coast, e.g., near Mendocino.

(3) "I took up golf when I retired. It gets me out of the house and away from my wife who always wants me to do something else." (page 32) The humor in this comment derives from the fact that it over-simplifies the schema of life.

(4) "I only play croquet once a year on the Fourth of July. The rest of the day we spend at the neighbors' pool drinking beer." (page 33) This is another example of humor that derives from the fact that it over-simplifies the schema of life. The black and white photo shows various symmetrical features. An American flag is near the top of the photo, and the wind blows it to the left. Immediately below the flag is the man bent over his croquet mallet, and his cigarette is situated immediately below the flag, but the cigarette is angled to the right. Immediately below the staff of the flag is the staff-like handle of the croquet mallet.

(5) "My goal at the end of the race is to beat at least one ten-year-old kid or one little old lady." (page 51) This is an amusing form of an intentional understatement.

(6) "You have no idea how stupid I felt talking to one of the sculptures." (page 74) This accompanies a black and white photograph of an installation of sculptures by Duane Hansen, at the art museum at University of California at Berkeley. I saw this same exhibition on the U.C. Berkeley campus. The exhibition was some time in the 1970s.

(7) "I don't know why I bought another wig. What I really needed was some deck furniture." (page 80) This comment takes the form of an amusing non sequitur. The black and white photo shows two fat ladies dressed in very tacky lower-middle class clothing. Both women wear blouses that have gaudy pictures of butterflies. In the background at the very center, a woman holds up a magazine. All of the women are standing in an out-of-doors courtyard with many tables covered with knick-knacks, such as wigs, drinking glasses, and pulp novels. One of the novels is Valley of the Dolls.

(8) "Kids aren't interested in canning or making pickles. It's hard to keep the class's attention." (page 84) This is one of the more amusing quotations in this book. The comment is amusing because the subject of the photo (a fat lady) expects children to be interested in her lecture/demonstration of canning, whereas in fact, most people in the United States of America would not have the same expectation. About 20% of the photo is taken up by a blackboard covered with chalk writing disclosing details on canning pickles. Under the blackboard is a table that has pots, pressure cooker, jars, and other things for making pickles.

(9) "McDonald's modern day care center keeps the boys out of my hair and lets me have a moment to myself." (page 98) The photo shows a women with a tacky purse, tacky eyeglasses, and a tacky lower-middle class B52s bouffant. She is posing near a plastic tree, where the tree has weird eyes that are located (in the photograph) near the woman's weird eyeglasses. The woman remarks that she wants to "have a moment to myself." But what is she doing with her moment by herself? She is just slurping on soda pop, and not, for example, doing something substantial like reading the Wall Street Journal, a history book, or a book on molecular biology.

(10) "For my husband's 84th birthday I bought him the girl in the cake. He was thrilled to death and we were afraid he might have another heart attack." (page 115) The black and white photo shows a girl in a skimpy bikini popping out of a cardboard birthday cake. She is smiling, and glancing backwards at the old man and his old wife, seated at a round table in a restaurant. The comment is amusing because one would not expect a wife (either an old wife or a young wife) to arrange for a bikini girl to pop out of a birthday cake for her husband. The comment is also amusing because of the morbid remark about "another heart attack."
Owomed
I bought Bill Owens 'Suburbia' in 1973 and over the years it has come to be one of my favorite photobooks (I also bought the 1999 reprint for the extra photos) the clarity of both the images and the thoughts behind them just seemed perfect. His 'Working (I Do It For The Money)' was my next buy and the vision continued and now with 'Lesiure' I have three of the four Suburbia series.

Unfortunately I feel that this book lacks some of the clarity of the other two I have. It seems to me that the neg files have been scoured for any photos that show leisure and then tipped into these pages. Most of the images work but that only shows up the ones that I feel are out of place (though still showing leisure) for instance, the couple by their pool on page twenty-seven, another couple, not communicating, on page seventy-six or the lady riding a bike on page ninety-one, they just seem out of place and look as if they might have been taken by another photographer. Several other photos seem badly cropped or peripheral to the books concept of leisure. Another annoyance, admittedly minor, is that so many of the photos have no captions even though they show something that makes me ask "What's going on here?"

Despite this the production of the book is first-class, good paper and printing (175 dpi) and the same size as the 'Suburbia' reprint. Perhaps the publishers will re-issue 'Our Kind of People' and 'Working' in this format to complete Bill Owens celebration of American life from the recent past.

***FOR AN INSIDE LOOK click 'customer images' under the cover.
FreandlyMan
I saw a collection of Bill Owens images from this book at the ICP a while back. All of the images were wonderfully amusing tales of what folk do for leisure. After seeing the collection, I had to purchase the book and was pleasantly suprised by the book's production quality and the wide range of images. It's fun to see what people would do with their free time and money. I also like the captions as many of them are witty and are helpful in explaining the purpose of the image. For some reason, there isn't a caption on every page, but many of the pages do have a caption.