Foreword by Jose Guirao Cabrera
From Sicily to Jordan, Cairo to Vietnam, back to the wild and the un-wild American west; from the skin of a flower petal, to ethereal portraits of sailors, Ten Years in Pictures showcases rising photographer Paul Solberg’s diverse and poignant photographs.
Ten Years in Pictures also includes artworks as diverse as soulful animal portraits, an intimate portrait of Ai Weiwei, and haunting faces of America’s Armed Forces from Solberg’s Service series. Each photograph takes the viewer on an escape into another world. The book is sequenced in a deliberate, thought-provoking way, often emphasizing the sculptural quality of many of Solberg’s photographs. This is Paul Solberg’s fifth book of photography, his first book being Bloom (Glitterati Incorporated 2005). Paul Solberg’s photography is geographically and topically varied, while remaining consistently captivating.
Paul Solberg is a rising photographic force. Before moving to NYC in 1996, he studied Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, and traveled extensively, from South Africa to South America and Asia. Solberg began his photographic career with his first solo-published book, Bloom (2005), followed by collaborations with Christopher Makos on Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2011), and Tattoos, Hornets & Fire (2012). Originally known for his still life portraits, the same sensitivity is seen in his human subjects, such as his celebrated portraits of Ai Wei Wei (2008), and his haunting portraits of the Armed Forces in “Service” (2010), work which resides in such collections as the Elton John Photography Collection.
228 pages, 9.05 x 12 inches, hardcover
159 black and white and four-color photographs