"The wonder of these photographs is that they look like paintings, yet the objects depicted within them are not idealized. The dying domestic objects of the people to whom these interiors belong are no longer of this world. They have been captured on their journey to becoming indistinct trash. At the moment of their capture, they still looked like what they used to be, but moments after they were photographed, they no longer were anything. Their last breath of life is in these photographs; their only other existence is in the memories of their owners." Andrei Codrescu
About the Author
DAN BURKHOLDER is an acknowledged master of digital fine art photography. His landmark book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, has become the standard reference. Burkholder has taught at the International Center of Photography (New York), the Royal Photographic Society (Spain), the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Melbourne Royal Institute of Technology (Australia), and Santa Fe Workshops (New Mexico).
ANDREI CODRESCU is the author of New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City; Wakefield, a novel; and it was today: new poems. He has also written extensively about photography, including two essays on Walker Evans published by the Getty Museum. A regular commentator on NPR's “All Things Considered,” Andrei Codrescu lives in New Orleans and teaches at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He also serves as editor of the literary journal Exquisite Corpse.