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.
Ashly Stohl, our co-founder and photographer of Charth Vader, will be taking over the The WPA's instagram this week! She will be sharing photographs from her ongoing project, What do you do all day? Follow along at @wpanyc!
The Women’s Photography Alliance (WPA) was founded in 2015 to promote and support women photographers in order to diversify a male-dominated field. The group’s mission is to offer multiple perspectives, challenge stereotypes, and make the point of view of women more universal.
New book from VICTORIA WILL
With a foreword by Jason Momoa
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Peanut Press is thrilled to announce the debut book Borne Back by photographer Victoria Will, featuring her tintype photography of actors and directors at the Sundance Film Festival. Books will be available for sale on October 1, 2017.
While planning an assignment at the Sundance Film Festival, Will took advantage of the vintage look achieved with a large format camera and the wet-plate process to bring a different light to the faces that we see photographed so often. At the shoot, she set up a mobile darkroom and developed each plate as it was taken, often capturing only one image of a particular subject during each sitting.
The publication of Borne Back marks the first time that Will’s photographs will appear in a book, showcasing her incredible work that bridges the gap between commercial photography and fine art. Consisting of 38 images, Borne Back gives us the blue-eyed, chiseled youth of Robert Redford hiding just underneath the lines etched into his face. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea (above right) appears to us from the past, seemingly incinerated in chemical flames, and Anne Hathaway (above left) channels the ghost of a young Judy Garland. The book features a foreword from actor Jason Momoa, best known for his work on Game of Thrones and as the title role in the upcoming feature film Aquaman.
Borne Back was designed by renowned photo book designer Elizabeth Avedon and is available in three editions: a hardbound trade edition, a limited edition featuring a signed trade edition and one of three signed and numbered prints, and a very limited edition featuring a signed trade edition and a portfolio of ten signed and numbered prints.
Victoria Will began her career at the New York Post where she was a staff photographer. In a news environment responsible for headlines like "Headless Body in Topless Bar," she honed her skills and her sense of humor. She has the ability to put the ordinary in an extraordinary light while seamlessly balancing heroic yet natural compositions. No matter what the circumstance she manages to find those honest, real moments. With a focus on portraiture and lifestyle imagery, her photographs appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide, from W Magazine to the Associated Press, The New York Times to Vogue.
Borne Back will be available for sale online at Peanut Press on October 1, 2017.
Download press release here.
Thanks to SVA for hosting a talk with Peanut Press' co-founders, David Carol and Ashly Stohl on May 16 in NYC. If you missed the talk, you can watch it here:
Neither rain, nor more rain, nor a lack of cabs kept street photography fans from the opening of Richard Bram's show at the Leica Store & Gallery in Soho, New York. Thanks to everyone who came!
Richard Bram's work will be the subject of an exhibition at the Leica Gallery, Soho in New York, from April 4-June 3, 2017. Come join him on April 6 from 6-8pm for an opening reception and signing of his book, Richard Bram New York.
Find out more about his show here.