Reading Materials

There’s fresh hell every day. Morning, afternoon, and evening we’re invited to look at something horrible, if we’re lucky; most often, this violence arrives without warning or consent. And that’s just the news. Art has its own knives and hammers, and it’s a long-held belief among many artists and critics that we the audience must be shocked into a better apprehension of our reality. But what do we gain by absorbing these blows? What can we learn by turning away?

Ross Scarano

A few friends had been asking me for book recommendations prior to this shoot being published. I started with the excerpt from the phenomenal write up by Ross because it sets the entire tone beyond just my photos tbh. To anyone looking for a new/or a few new books to dig into, here’s Reading Materials Part 4 for SSENSE, hope you enjoy. Also full spread in the editorial section.