by Mike Slack
80 pages / 7 x 9 in. / Hardcover
41 color photographs
30 USD * SIGNED COPIES *
The devil's favorite word is tomorrow.
Pyramids builds on the striking Polaroid aesthetic of Mike Slack's previous books, Ok Ok Ok (2002) and Scorpio (2006), rounding out a trilogy of stand-alone volumes that together contain 123 pictures. This collection records everyday details of what could be a recent past or a very near future—a dust storm in the desert, simple geometry, stairways and windows, schoolchildren on a field trip—quietly dramatic scenes energized by a sense of anticipation rather than nostalgia. Presented as physical artifacts of fictitious events to be deciphered by the viewer, the pictures also document the travels, observations and graphic fixations of the photographer, centering on a set of three identical early-70's office buildings (in Slack's hometown of Indianapolis), from which the book takes its title.
Mike Slack lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. His photographs have appeared in Harper's, GOOD, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.