136 pages with 69 duotone plates. SIGNED by Mimi Plumb on the fep. In her early twenties, the American Photographer Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth.The resulting photographs collected in her new book The White Sky' builds a world in which an unknown trauma hangs heavy in the air, and children rule the roost. Mimmi Plumb: Years later the burnt lamp reminded me of when I was 9 years old, during the Cuban missile crisis in 1963, my mother told me there might be a nuclear war. For a period of time I would wake up in the middle of the night to repeatedly look at the hallway clock, and worried about not sleeping. At school, my classmates and I practiced getting under our desks. Plumb's jarring yet delicate approach to image-making comes together in Landfall to fuel a narrative as foreboding as it is beautiful. At 13 we wore faded jeans, torn at the knees, tight white t-shirts, long straight hair parted down the middle.
We wandered through the suburban landscape hiding in corners, smoking cigarettes, looking for stuff to do. Throughout my childhood years, growing up beneath the shadow of Mt. Diablo in the California suburb of Walnut Creek, I watched the rolling hills and valleys mushroom with tract homes and strip malls, and to me and my teenage friends, they were the blandest, saddest homes in the world.
The starkness of the landscape hurt my eyes. The low brown hills coated with dry grass, scratching my ankles, fox tails caught in my socks. I was always looking for a place to hide from the bright, white sky.
The raw dirt yards and treeless streets, model homes expanding exponentially, with imperceptible variation. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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