Ron Jude: emmett

emmett
by Ron Jude

80 pages / 6.75 x 9.5 in. / Paperback
40 color photographs / 9 b&w
ISBN: 978-0-9823653-2-8
OCOBER 2010
30 USD

EMMETT GTO T-SHIRT

The past did not exist. Not at all.
—Jean-Paul Sartre, NAUSEA

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
—Pink Floyd, SHINE ON YOU CRAZY DIAMOND

Ron Jude's emmett brings new life to a selection of his earliest work, made in the early 1980s in central Idaho. Enhanced by "special effects" filters and cheap telephoto lenses, the pictures range from hazy scenes of a summertime drag race, a recurring forest in changing seasons, midnight horror films on a TV set, and a Nordic-looking teenager who appears as a specter from the artist's past. Edited here nearly 30 years after its making, this somewhat accidental, experimental body of work acquires unexpected nuance and humor, and has the cohesive qualities of a dream—memories reorganized into a fictionalized narrative, imagery suffused with both an unsettling melancholy and the prismatic glow of youthful reverie. Related in concept and residing thematically between his two previous books—Alpine Star and Other Natureemmett achieves an aesthetic inspired by equal parts Motörhead and Jean-Paul Sartre.


Ron Jude was born in Los Angeles in 1965, spent his early years as a ski racer in the Pacific Northwest, and currently lives and works in upstate New York. His photographs have been exhibited at Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica), the Photographer's Gallery (London), the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), and Roth/Horowitz Gallery (New York), and have been published in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, Blind Spot, Nest and DoubleTake. Jude is the co-founder of A-Jump Books and the author of Lick Creek Line , Alpine Star, Postcards, and Other Nature. He is represented by Gallery Luisotti (Santa Monica, CA).

www.ronjude.com


TURBO EDITION: Book + Print
Each book is packaged with a special letterpressed band (pictured right), and includes an archival inkjet print of one of the following images, signed & numbered by Ron Jude.

* 25 copies total / edition of 5 per image *

Choose your print (images below):


TURBO EDITION B - Prints #6-10 (8.25 x 5.75 in.):
EMMETT TURBO EDITION B


TURBO EDITION C - Prints #11-15 (8.25 x 5.75 in.):
EMMETT TURBO EDITION C


TURBO EDITION D - Prints #16-20 (8.25 x 5.75 in.):
EMMETT TURBO EDITION D


TURBO EDITION E - Prints #21-25 (5.75 x 8.25 in.):
EMMETT TURBO EDITION E


* SOLD OUT * TURBO EDITION A - Prints #1-5 (5.75 x 8.25 in.):
EMMETT TURBO EDITION A


TURBO EDITION