Kathryn Abarbanel’s Rathaus

Kathryn Abarbanel’s Rathaus
Among photobooks I find myself returning to are those that convey a deep intimacy between photographer and subject. While the sequencing of photographs, form of the books, typography and other design choices all work with images to produce this effect, design aspects seem to dissolve away when I browse these books,  leaving only the photographer, subject, and me in a shared experience. Maxwell Anderson’s See You Soon documents a summer spent with Jun, a woman he met by chance, felt “immediately compelled to photograph her,” and said goodbye to after a brief love affair. The book’s photographs give the impression of… Read more…