Kissa by Kissa by Craig Mod

Craig Mod’s Kissa by Kissa: How to Walk Japan is a paean to walking, Japan, and that post-war Japanese dish called pizza toast served up in Japanese cafés called kissaten (kissa, for short). Mod walked over 1,000 miles along the Nakasendo Highway, from Tokyo to Kyoto, and through the countryside where he’d chat with tomato farmers, cooks, and the aging customers of the kissaten he’d visit. Is it a photobook, a long photoessay, or something else entirely?...

14 November 2022 · 2 min · 422 words · Jeremy Bassetti

An Interview with Alys Tomlinson

Alys Tomlinson is a London-based photographer. She joins us today to discuss long-term projects, research, and storytelling in her photography. Her most recent project Gli Isolani documents the traditional costumes and masks worn during festivals and celebrations on the islands of the Venetian lagoon, Sicily. and Sardinia. Photographs from Gli Isolani have been published by GOST and shown at HackelBury Fine Art Gallery in London from 7 September until 29 October 2022....

07 November 2022 · 14 min · 2870 words · Jeremy Bassetti

[Genius Loci] November 2022

When I went to Bolivia last August, one of my missions was to do research during the Festival of the Virgin of Urkupiña in a town called Quillacollo. The most popular events of the festival are its parades, which feature dancers and musicians wearing brightly colored “folkloric” and “indigenous” costumes. I originally planned to take photographs of dancers and the musicians in what I imagined being an ethnographic study, but those plans fell through....

01 November 2022 · 6 min · 1114 words · Jeremy Bassetti
Work prints on the floor.

[Genius Loci] October 2022

Hello, autumn. But here in Florida it still feels like summer. Oh, and Hurricane Ian is poised to strike the peninsula tomorrow. I’m writing and scheduling this a few days early in the likely event that power outages persist through the end of the week. The last month has been productive. As you may know, I’m working on a book-shaped thing, replete with photos and a narrative, based on my travels to Bolivia....

01 October 2022 · 6 min · 1078 words · Jeremy Bassetti

How to Approach a Photobook with Words

It goes without saying that creating a photobook with words is unlike creating a photobook without them. And it is also unlike creating a wordbook without photos. A book with words and images is its own beast. It is a chimera, a hybrid monster that you should respect and listen to if one confronts you. Hi. I’m Jeremy Bassetti, and I’ve caught a chimera by its tail. Which is to say, I’m working on a photobook with words....

29 September 2022 · 6 min · 1164 words · Jeremy Bassetti