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This is the first photography book by front-man of the band, The Sea and Cake and all-round artist Sam Prekop.
A monochrome photographic journey into Sam’s observation of Chicago cityscape where he resides combined with his continuous spontaneous experiments with geometrical patterns. Experience the subtle and fleeting beauty of the moment.
Comes with CD of original instrumental music by Sam.
As a long-time admirer of Sam Prekop’s music and his paintings, I was surprised to find that he also takes photographs, though I wasn’t surprised to discover that they share the same relaxed, unpretentious beauty of his more familiar work. To me, the images in this book perfectly capture the utilitarian litter and clutter of Chicago life both inside and out, though distilled into moments of happenstance clarity by his sharp, and apparently unerring, artistic discrimination.
– Chris Ware, 2007
Sam Prekop is one of my favorite creative beings. . . whether it be in sound, paintings, or photos. . . he has a very sensitive access to the subtle that is very powerful and rare. . . and his new photo book “Photographs,” is yet another chapter into his inspection of his environment and that subtle depth. . . enjoy. . .
– Thomas Campbell, 2007
Sam Prekop’s photographic reportage – an anecdotal documentary of his life as front-man of Chicago’s The Sea & Cake – is a restrained, understated reflection on the world around him. Reminiscent of Wim Wenders and unfalteringly even, his images are an extraordinary exercise in non-confrontational, non-judgemental storytelling.
– 96 Gillespie Gallery, London
Rhythmic and impressionistic, his accumulations of geometric forms have a spontaneous, improvised sensibility which is in keeping with his musical tendencies.
– Clementine Gallery, New York
- Sam Prekop
- hardcover, 56 pgs, black&white, deboss stamping on front cover
- Size: 8 inches x 8 inches
- Price: 2,300 yen
- Release date: November, 2007
- Limited edition first printing comes with CD of original instrumental music inspired from the book by Sam.