powerHouse Books, 2007
Whether on exhibit at Paris Photo or L’Eclaireur Tokyo, featured in Nike campaigns or Shellac catalogues, in prestigious magazines or cutting-edge websites, Boogie’s work continues to reach diverse audiences with his precise blend of incisive investigation and aggressive aestheticism. Digging beneath the surface of everyday life has become this self-taught photographer’s mission. Over the years he has amassed an archive no one, not even himself, has ever seen in full. Because he never prints contact sheets, every trip back to the negatives yields new and untold treasures. Boogie, his second monograph, is a limited edition of 500 signed and numbered slipcased books with a print. This collection of some of the photographer’s most personal images has been gathered during his travels through life with camera in hand.
“Clean design and classic presentation allow for unfettered meditation of the world as Boogie sees it,” says powerHouse Books’ publicist Sara Rosen. “[It is] a stark, harsh reality humming with the poetry of empty lives, tired lives, chaos, and violence. There is nothing sentimental in his vision, yet it is an incredibly romantic portrait of ruin.”
If the book weren’t enough, two exhibitions in Paris have been scheduled to celebrate Boogie’s release. Style mecca Colette launched theirs yesterday, and will be displaying photographs through January 26. Then, the Galerie Olivier Robert will exhibit Boogie’s work from March 12 – April 12. Both exhibitions will feature photographs from Boogie.
xlr8r magazine, 01/08/2008