Pictorial Narratives Created from Vintage Press Photographs
Published by August Editions.
By turns humorous, striking, mysterious and surprising, these photographic pairings by MOSS design shop founder Murray Moss reveal unanticipated elements of the objects' personalities. "Some are duets, or fugues," Moss writes. "Some dance a pas de deux. Many are six degrees incarnate. And others are conversations between strangers who share a bench in the park and discover common ground." Reproduced at the actual size of the original photos, with both the front and the often annotated back presented with equal importance, these artifacts, "retired now from their labors, are akin to those exceptional functional objects that have served their time and have later come to be appreciated, even coveted and exalted, for the extraordinary qualities that lie outside of their original function."