In this Dark Wood, 2008
This book is a modern gothic. It pairs images of people walking alone in nighttime city streets with 90 different English translations the artist collected of the first lines of Dante’s Inferno. The images, showing a crowd of solitary figures, are selected from the Joseph Selle collection which contains over a million negatives from a company of street photographers working in San Francisco from the 40’s to the 70’s. The book is set up in a repetitious way, to stress a sense of similarity, endlessness and interchangeability. The images are re-expressions of each other, and so are the texts.