This week on the show, photographer Craig Hickman talks about his new book, Oxide. The images in the book are composited from Craig’s own photographs, images from the US patent office, and historical drawings and lithographs. These fictional photographs document a strange post-industrial American town, one where the people seem to have fled, leaving behind only signage, cryptic graffiti, and the weathered facades of city institutions. It’s hard to say anything definitive about what happened in this place, and Craig wants to keep it that way. He writes at the beginning of the book that Oxide “is a record of human actions, ideas, dreams and failures, modified by time and natural forces. You might think of it as the setting for a larger fictional work that hasn’t been written yet.”
You can pick up a copy of the book here.
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