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Notes

Pages Tim Carpenter – 32 Pages

Nathan Pearce – 36 Pages

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Still feel gone is a unique collaboration between Illinois natives Nathan Pearce and Tim Carpenter. Essentially two books in one, the work of the two photographers is presented separately; yet the pictures of each are in intimate dialogue with one another. Two sides of the same coin, if you will.

Nathan and Tim chose a common motif - the railroad - to articulate shared feelings on landscape and longing. For the ceaseless desire to be other and elsewhere, wherever it is that the real and the ideal collapse into one. For the life you want but have never known, as the song goes.

And yet, we make our peace with what we have. We find - or rather, we create - a home in this world. It could not be otherwise. A fictive covering weaves always glistening from the heart and mind, as the poet says.

The nature of Nathan's search is evident in photographs made with a handheld camera from the windows of such legendary trains as the California Zephyr, the Empire Builder, and the City of New Orleans. Houses, farms, and fields: all fly by in a blur as they give way to hills and mountains, as the traveler frees himself from his beloved commonplace. For Tim, pictures made with a view camera (placed on or near the rails of his home county, along which the Wabash Cannonball once roared) speak to both the insistent pull of the escape route and the joy that is to be found in a clear sighting of the current and the present.

“Still feel gone” is a unique collaboration between Illinois natives Nathan Pearce and Tim Carpenter. Essentially two books in one, the work of the two photographers is presented separately; yet the pictures of each are in intimate dialogue with one another.
Nathan and Tim chose a common motif – the railroad – to articulate shared feelings on landscape and longing.
The nature of Nathan’s search is evident in photographs made with a handheld camera from the windows of such legendary trains as the California Zephyr, the Empire Builder, and the City of New Orleans. Houses, farms, and fields: all fly by in a blur as they give way to hills and mountains, as the traveler frees himself from his beloved commonplace. For Tim, pictures made with a view camera (placed on or near the rails of his home county) speak to both the insistent pull of the escape route and the joy that is to be found in a clear sighting of the current and the present.

“Still feel gone” è una collaborazione unica tra Nathan Pearce e Tim Carpenter, entrambi originali dell’Illinois. Essenzialmente due libri in uno, il lavoro dei due fotografi è presentato separatamente eppure le immagini di ciascuno sono in dialogo intimo tra loro.
L’essenza della ricerca di Nathan risulta dalle fotografie scattate con una macchina fotografica portatile dai finestrini di treni leggendari come il California Zephyr, l’Empire Builder e la città di New Orleans. Case, fattorie e campi: passano in un attimo, lasciano il posto a colline e montagne, mentre il viaggiatore si libera dai suoi luoghi comuni. Per Tim, le sue fotografie scattate con una telecamera (posizionata sopra o vicino alle rotaie della sua contea natale) evocano sia una spinta insistente di fuga sia e la gioia di una visione chiara del presente.
Nathan e Tim hanno scelto un motivo comune – la ferrovia – per esprimere sentimenti condivisi su paesaggio e desiderio.

Publisher
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2018
Credits
Printrun 500
Identifiers
ISBN-13: 9780999829820
ISBN-13: 978-0-9998298-2-0
Inscription signed, numbered
Work  
Subform Photobook
Topics Landscape Photography, USA
Methods Photography
Language English, English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 31.0 × 23.0 cm