BFThe recently published Black Forest from Candela Books has to be one of my favourite books of last year. Edited by Russell Joslin, the editor and publisher of SHOTS Magazine, it’s a collection of work of over 50 photographers, that includes Roger Ballen, Keith Carter, Louviere+Vanessa and Osama Esid.

I love this book and if you’re in the Twin Cities this Thursday there’s a book launch and signing at Caitlin Karolczak’s studio – #205, Solar Arts Building, 711, 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413. If you need any encouragement to brave the cold and get out there, it also happens to be above the Indeed Brewing Company

Rooted in the concepts of the founding Surrealists, these contemplatively sequenced and darkly atmospheric images become a metaphor for the unconscious and the mysterious corners of the psyche. Suggesting loose, intuitive relationships between the works of contemporary artists, Joslin creates four visual narratives associated in tone, emotion and formal structure, but allows room for his readers and viewers to render for themselves the hidden, connective layers of meaning. Complimenting this arcane collection is the strange and beautiful design of Jeff Louviere.

Photographer Russell Joslin has been the Editor & Publisher of SHOTS Magazine the past 14 years. SHOTS is an independent, reader-supported quarterly journal of fine art photography that reaches an international audience. “Black Forest” demonstrates his distinct editing style, with a special emphasis on sequence and narrative tone.

Thursday January, 8th, 2015.
6pm — 9pm.
#205, Solar Arts Building, 711, 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413.