Black Forest Book Release

Black Forest – Due Out in November 2014

Edited by Russell JoslinBlack Forest: Four Visible Poems

Essay by Russell Joslin
Design by Jeff Louviere

Release Date: November 2014

Hardcover: 128 pages, 72 color and b&w plates
7” x 9.5”
Publisher: Candela Books
ISBN-13 978-0984573936

About the book…

Black Forest is an arcane collection featuring the works of over 50 contemporary photographers, including Roger Ballen, Arthur Tress, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Elijah Gowin, Louviere and Vanessa, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Irina Ionesco, Julie Blackmon, Joel-Peter Witkin, Gilles Berquet and many other internationally renowned photographers.

In this volume, editor Russell Joslin, long-time publisher of SHOTS magazine, follows in the steps of André Breton (from whom he borrows his title), exploring what he calls “subterranean beauty.” Darkly atmospheric sequences of surrealistic photographs become a metaphor for the unconscious and the mysterious corners of the psyche. Suggesting loose, intuitive relationships between the works of contemporary artists, Joslin creates four visual narratives associated in tone, emotion and formal structure, but allows room for his readers and viewers to render for themselves the hidden, connective layers of meaning.

This compelling collection of unconventional narratives is complimented by the strange and beautiful design of Jeff Louviere, who, along with his wife and collaborator Vanessa Brown, is one of the contributing artists to this dark and engaging photography book.

Jane Evelyn Atwood

Roger Ballen

Louviere + Vanessa

Giles Berquet

Kahn & Selesnick

Pre-Order Today!  The first copies of Black Forest should be shipping around the time of the Book Release in November 2014, and Black Forest exhibition at Candela Books + Gallery, opening on November 7th, 2014.

And with a special event – Save the date for Candela’s first Subterranean Carnivale Prom on November 8th!

About the editor…

Russell Joslin has been the Editor & Publisher of SHOTS Magazine the past fourteen years. SHOTS is an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. Black Forest demonstrates his distinct editing style, with a special emphasis on sequence and narrative tone.

In addition to his publishing background, Joslin has exhibited his photographs in many galleries and publications worldwide for some twenty years. Most recently, his photographs were featured in EYEMAZING (2012) and at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2013).

Joslin lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Black Forest is his first book.