Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Feature - RJ Shaughnessy

I received my copy of RJ Shaughnessy's book, Your Golden Opportunity Is Comeing Very Soon this weekend and am quite excited to own it. I always feel a sort of brotherhood with other photographers who venture out into the dangerous night to shoot. They know why.

Shooting structures damaged by cars with flash at night in the city that lives and dies by the car, RJ presents a collection of abstract white forms on black - an excellent portrait of a side of Los Angeles.

Check out the whole series here.

You can purchase a signed copy in a first edition of 500 here. The book is gorgeous and I'll be hounding him for info on where he got it printed.

Also, see these write ups on the book from:

DLK Collection
Horses Think
Exposure Compensation


Peter McCollough said...

From Horses Think:

"In an email exchange, RJ informed me that he had the book printed in Hong Kong with Diya USA and seemed to have good things to say about them. He says the website makes them look worse than they really are and that you can even get a quote from them online."

eva said...

Love this site! I appreciate that you're trying to provide a resource for LA photographers.

Something readers might be interested in:

I work at First Person Arts, and we're looking for documentary photographers to help spread the word about our nationwide competition First Person America: In These Hard Times. We're a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization dedicated to memoir and documentary art in all forms, and this year our goal is to attract essays, photos and films from all 50 states documenting how individuals and communities are coping with economic challenges. You can find out more about the competition, prizes and judges at http://firstpersonamerica.org

Anonymous said...

Do you know if "comeing" in the title was misspelled intentionally? Pretty sad if it was overlooked especially since it was on the cover.

Anonymous said...

Comeing was misspelled intentionally to mirror the broken but never the less stunning imagery of the book. It's is supposed to show that imperfection can be as if not more beautiful than perfection.

J. Wesley Brown said...

Ha, nice. The arabs of old used to intentionally mess up their architecture (see the Alhambra) saying only God is perfect.