Cabin

Cabin
Zachary Schwaller
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“A series of self-portraits and writings collected in early Summer of 2014. Later edited with the help of Brad Zellar and Alec Soth, this work is now available from Printed Matter, Inc. in New York City. “An ass watcher’s delight, this series is taken from University of Wisconsin–Madison art student Zachary Schwaller’s book, ‘Cabin: A Series of Self-Portraits and Writings’. The pocket-size book documents the author’s acute — and self-imposed — loneliness-bordering-on-gay-narcissism as he spends eighteen days, mostly naked or in just a thong, gazing into the mirror or camera lens. These reflective moments are punctuated by ritualistic bathing and some spooky torch-lit walks into the nearby forest.”

Trawlermen

Trawlermen
Peter Dench
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“In 1998, Photojournalist Peter Dench spent five days onboard The Allegiance, a 60 foot UK Scarborough-based trawler, fishing the North Sea, with a crew of five.  The future has since become extremely bleak for the English Trawlermen. Dench returned to The Allegiance in 2005 to be reunited with the crew and to find out how the decline of the North Sea fishing industry has affected their lives.”

“Being a Trawlermen is  tough; you spend weeks at sea and the income is unpredictable. Sleep is sporadic and the small bunks lie under the water line jammed next to the engine room. A metal box alone on the sea can deliver a feeling of vulnerability; in terms of fatalities, it’s the most dangerous job in the Britain.”