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Alec Soth
Looking for Love, 1996

Photographs by Alec Soth

Layout by Claudia Ott

Kominek, 2012

Edition of 1,500 copies


56 pp., 43 duotone illustrations

203 x 228 mm

ISBN 978-3-9815105-2-2

Item #0890

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Selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 by Adam Bell, Aaron Schuman and Shane Lavalette

Alec Soth‘s photobook “Looking for Love, 1996“, including his photo series of the same name, looks back to the time of the beginning, the time when everything is still open and exciting, when everything gently falls into place. It‘s the phase of the beginning that forms the basis not only of a new love, but also of each new photographic project. It‘s a book about searching, about the curious and intuitive approach to people and their stories. About falling in love to a medium that opens insights to worlds that would otherwise stay hidden – intensive and haunting like an interminable night at the bar. 

"A beautiful, retrospective elegy to both a young man's — and a young photographer's — yearning, confusion, frustration and loneliness, as well as to the recognition of how one's inner-most emotions can seep into one's work and transpose themselves onto the wider world through the photographic medium alone." - Aaron Schuman

Read more:

Time LightBox (review), Conscientious (review)GUP Magazine (review), Wayneford's Posterous (review)