Ashly Stohl will be signing her new book, Days & Years during the LACP Exposure Weekend portfolio walk
Friday, September 13, 2019 from 7-8pm
LACP Exposure Weekend Portfolio Walk
Hotel MdR, Marina Del Rey, California
Peanut Press is thrilled to announce the release of Days & Years, the second monograph by Los Angeles artist Ashly Stohl. Days & Years, which takes its title from the common bit of parenting wisdom, “The days are long but the years are short,” launches on the heels of Stohl’s successful solo show at Leica Soho in New York, NY.
If, as many say, all portraits are self-portraits, then Days & Years is a daring autobiography. These photographs pull no punches, and refuse to portray a glossy or idealized vision of either childhood or motherhood. From after-school snacks to sibling squabbles to family vacations, here is the messy and bustling day-to-day, as seen through Stohl’s celebrated eye. Ashly Stohl’s first book, 2015’s Charth Vader, about Stohl’s visually impaired youngest son, met with great recognition. Featured on ABC News, Huffington Post, and news outlets worldwide, it sold out in only two weeks! Now, and with her usual fearlessness, warmth, and darkly wry humor, Stohl’s Days & Years broadens the focus to her entire family.
From the introduction, by Lynn Melnick: “Parenting, like childhood, is a wild trip: some days are boring, moments are ridiculous or moments are hard, love abounds. Ashly captures all of this with an unflinching—and unjaded—eye. This book is a monument to her children, but it’s also a testament to the person she herself is and to the multiplicity of work she does twenty-four hours a day.”
Alongside the book, Stohl will officially launch “The Days & Years Project” (@thedaysandyearsproject), an Instagram, a platform showcasing the work of photographers whose children are their subject. The aim is to boost visibility for photographers whose work capturing the daily life of their families—rather than more conventionally accepted “artistic” subjects—often keeps them out of mainstream venues. @thedaysandyearsproject will serve as a platform for the issue of gender disparity in the art world, and in particular, the challenges faced by photographers—most often women—who center their families as a primary subject.
Days & Years is limited to 750 copies. Of those, 100 are presented as a limited edition including a signed book with one of two prints signed and numbered by the photographer. The limited edition photographs are printed on Hahnemühle paper. Days & Years will be released August 15, 2019
Thanks to everyone who came out to Ashly Stohl's "Days & Years" reception for her solo show at Leica Soho New York! The show is open until June 31, 2017 at the Leica Store in Soho. Thank you to Rene Perez for the photos!
Thank you to the House of Lucie in Los Angeles, California for hosting the Peanut Press Friends and Family exhibit, including a book signing by Paris Visone for her new book, For Real!
A LOOK BACK AT 2017
2017 was a great year for Peanut Press! Here are some of the highlights:We released Victoria Will's debut book, Borne Back to amazing reviews!
COMING UP IN 2018!
We are happy to announce that we will be publishing a book of Paris Visone's personal work in 2018. She is known for travelling the globe with musical icons including Marilyn Manson, Blondie, Toto, Godsmack, New Found Glory and Limp Bizkit, but this book will show her friends and family backstage and at home.
Paris has been featured in numerous publications such as Rolling Stone, Spin, Alternative Press, Zoom Magazine, Rangefinder, Real Simple, and GEO Magazine. http://parisvisone.com/
We are excited to announce a new series, Peanut Editions, a limited series of books that include a signed and numbered print from the artist.
The artists in our first series are:
January 20, 2018 2pm-4pm
Victoria Will book signing at the Sundance Film Festival
Join us at Dolly's books on Main Street, where Victoria Will will be signing her new book, Borne Back.
Dolly's Books, 510 Main Street, Park City, UT. 84060 (435) 649-8062
March 23, 2018
David Carol's NO PLAN B moves to Miami
David Carol's NO PLAN B will be exhibited at the Leica Store in Miami from March 2 until May 31, 2018.
Opening reception on March 23, 2018.
Come meet Victoria Will where it all started...at the Sundance Film Festival!
She will be signing her book, Borne Back, on January 20th, 2018 from 2pm - 4pm
at Dolly's Books
510 Main Street, Park City, UT. 84060
The book can be purchased at the signing.
For more information about the book, read our press release.
We are so excited about the attention that our latest book is receiving! Here are some of the articles written about Victoria Will's Borne Back:
"The 6-by-8-inch book features portraits of household names — Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Robert Redford and Anne Hathaway — to name a few. But it’s not the subjects that stand out; it’s the photographs, which are beautifully printed to complement the imperfect process by which they were made. Timeless and intimate, each subject inside takes on their own persona."
-Timeless tintypes of the world’s most photographed subjects, The Washington Post
"Will incorporated vintage tintype photography that brought a haunting and ethereal look to the famous faces we often see in celebrity galleries."
This Photographer's New Book Celebrates the Lost Art of Tintype Portraits, Esquire
"This is a book that needs to be seen in real life — screens don’t adequately convey the richness of the tintypes that Victoria Will and Peanut Press managed to capture in print. The slowness of the antiquated process and Will’s ease with celebrities allows for unique and intimate sides of familiar faces to be seen."
-21 Of The Most Incredible Photo Books From 2017, Buzfeed News
This Sundance photographer snaps celebs in a unique way, New York Post
"Will is a gifted portraitist and this small volume is a production marvel, with just the right hint of silver toning in the midrange to capture the essence of a real tintype and spot-on design by Elizabeth Avedon."
-Our Favorite Photography Books of 2017, What Will You Remember?
Borne Back also made a surprise appearance on the TV show, "Morning Joe"
And was seen on social media as the upcoming cover of Black + White Photography magazine, and a shoutout from Jason Momoa, who wrote the foreword for the book.