Published by Radius Books. Foreword by Julia Dolan. Text by John Hill.
Jason Langer's Twenty Years pursues a solitary journey through the nocturnal streets and dimly lit rooms of a dream like world. Spanning 20 years of his career, this aptly titled book is the first survey of Langer's work. Included are many previously unpublished images, surrealist experimentation and figure studies, as well as his singular investigation of the city of Berlin. Langer's photographic language has been variously described as cinematic and poetic, haunting and romantic. Best known for his noir visions of contemporary urban life, Langer has photographed not only some of the world's great cities, but intimate scenes as well, ranging from male and female nudes to inanimate objects captured in moments of lifelike feeling. Whatever their subject, his carefully crafted images, rich with lush, black tones, exude an air of vintage, timeless mystery --"as much Hopper and Raymond Chandler as Steichen" (Bomb magazine).