Ward Long – Standstill


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Ward Long – Standstill
Publisher: Deadbeat Club, 2023
Softcover, 48 pages, English
Size: 22.8×17.8cm
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Standstill collects radiant scenes from Oakland, California, meditating on the space in-between the big chapters in life. A follow up to Ward Long’s first monograph Summer Sublet (2020), Standstill offers familiar interiors and neighborhood sights vibrating with a golden state glow. Friends have children, warm light pools on a park fence, and fireworks explode over an empty parking lot. Time cycles onward, yet these few small moments are caught in a spell of suspended grace. The carefully constructed sequence offers a kind of sunny purgatory, anticipating what may come. What’s on the other side?

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