PierLuigi Macor: Bowie, Texas

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PierLuigi Macor took the tranquil, richly atmospheric photographs featured in Bowie, Texas over the course of five extended road trips from 2011 to 2016 across Montana, Texas and Colorado, up the Mississippi River and from New Orleans over to the high-desert town of Marfa, Texas. Driving around alone in his car far from the big cities, Macor pursued a single objective: to take good pictures and savor the satisfaction of getting the shot just right.

Taken together, these widely diverse and richly atmospheric photographs go to make up a visual novel of lyrical poignancy. Landscapes, roads and houses, even the people he portrays, need no names to tell their story. The photos are fragments of present-day reality in America, unstaged and highly evocative, even elegiac.

A representative cross-section of his very expressive non-commercial work, this volume presents a selection of Macor’s personal color photographs for the first time.

 

Title: Bowie, Texas
Publisher: Edition Patrick Frey, 2018
Author: Joan Didion
Photographer: PierLuigi Macor
Graphic Design: Studio Achermann Zürich, Beda Achermann / Enea Toldo
Format: Hardcover
Size: 33.5 x 28 cm, 180 pages
ISBN: 9783906803579
Edition: 800 copies