Before I roam any further around those places where books gather in my home, I must return briefly to my study to capture a small Alvar Aalto designed unit. It used to house a small collection of green Penguins, but no longer. It now holds a disparate set of oddities: literary journals, a Bible I use for reference purposes and a couple of oversized books.
One of the oversized books is Richard Misrach’s monograph On the Beach. After seeing the photographs featured in Aperture, it was at least six years before I was able to acquire my own copy.
Misrach really is my favourite photographer, and, of all his monographs, this the one I love most.