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A Period of Juvenile Prosperity Hardcover – March 1, 2013
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Laid out one photo per page, with one blank (white) facing page so you are able to really focus each photo as a singular piece of art.
Brodie's photography is certainly polarizing,,, whether you love or hate the images in this book,,, you will spend hours loving or hating them,,, not minutes,,,,this is not a tome one simply browses and then abandons to a bookshelf.
Many of us 'lesser' photographers take hope and feel a kinship with Brodie because he would be the first to deny the title of 'professional photographer',, and indeed, he abandoned his Nikon for a career as a Diesel Mechanic upon completion of his travels.
I can't help but lament that we'll never experience the images a 'professional' Mike Brodie might have unleashed on the world.
The difference between a hobo and a traveler? A traveler has money. What struck me about Brodie's subject was their almost unrelenting filth. In Europe there are public facilities -- usually at central train stations -- for travelers to clean up without having to check into a room. Not so in America. So I attribute the filth simply to the fact there's simply no place to wash, if you barely have enough in your pocket to eat.Read more ›
But as a kid it was great fun and if you don't do something like this at least once in life you will exist but will never have lived.
Having said that there is something I must say about freight hopping. I rode mostly a narrow gauge system with older equipment and it didn't move very fast and stopped frequently. Nonetheless it could kill you if you weren't careful. Trains these days move a lot faster than they did when I was a kid, have fewer places to ride, and on the whole are much more dangerous than the freights I hopped. Not to mention, neither the railroad employees nor the police are as forgiving as they were when I was doing it. Read the book, dream, take a stroll down memory lane if you were there then, but don't do it any more (or at all).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A lot of photos in the best quality! The book its big and perfect! :D
Im happy to bought it!
The photographs are stunning, but for the price it would have been nice to have some context for the project. How did the photographer start this train jumping trip? Read morePublished 5 months ago by just me
I didn't know the book was going to be so massive. There are also a lot of blank pages; sucks that that's what your paying for. It could've been much smaller. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stacey J.
These pics are so good, you can smell those stank squatters just by seeing the book!!!And stank do they look!! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Eric Sanchez
I often see homeless young people in downtown Manhattan (especially in the East Village) with their dark clothes, filthy hair, and pissed off looks. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Wolinsky
No periods. I's male. Prosperity. Nope. It's never come my way. Juvenile. Yes! Never want to change. Me's not Brodie though. I wish I wish. Read morePublished 14 months ago by mU man
Waiting nearly a year for this book to become affordable and wasn't disappointed at all. The book is in perfect condition for only a fraction of the original cost.Published on May 5, 2014 by Haley
A really impressive photo travelbook, great compositions, fantastic colors, a book who's gonna stay in history of photography... Read morePublished on January 29, 2014 by Klein François