Pat Padua bridges high-brow and low-brow to form a distinctive American pan-browism. He hears the voices cry out from the Western Canon to Justin Timberlake, and, with an arsenal of optical tools ranging from disposable message cameras to the sharpest Hassy glass, he coaxes out the voices with a visual acuity akin to shamanism. "A talented, if quirky, photographer," in the words of the Washington Post, Padua has exhibited his photographs in San Francisco and Baltimore, as well as in his home town of Washington DC. His astute criticism of music and cinema has appeared in the All Music Guide and Cinescene.com.
Those who like their backwoods romances timely and uncomfortable will love Sweet Hostage.
An admirable photography project to capture small-town Florida; if only the book design had the humanity of the work inside.
A bug-eyed Elisha Cook wielding raw meat cannot save a lousy script.
One of the best films ever made about a photographer, and one of the great films about New York.
A welcome collection for fans of the New Orleans wild man.
Florian van Roekel takes the familiar office space and makes it strange and compelling.
A photographic obsession with piglets that spans decades of Montreal history.
A smartly designed book whose selection and sequencing leads the reader to places you may not expect to go. It may enchant you. It may disturb you.
A must-see for anyone who loves dance, jazz, and New York - or even if you only love two of the three.
The gritty photos and rhythmic page layouts of Love on the Left Bank will transport you to 1956.