In anticipation of the opening of my exhibition at Weinstein Gallery this Friday featuring projects from the last ten years, a number of people have asked, “What is Siren?”
My last major project was Broken Manual. The subject of these photographs was entirely male. Anxious to photograph something besides bearded loners, I started a project on women with pictures made in Rome, Los Angeles, Moscow, New Orleans and Minneapolis. But before completing this project, Brad Zellar and I started The LBM Dispatch. As a consequence, this work is still on the back burner with no plans for future publication.
However, I have already published one book from this project: La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The publisher, Contrasto, has recently uncovered a box of the Italian edition (with an inserted English translation). We are selling signed copies for $250. Purchase yours here:
A meditation on John Keats, Rome, pale men, beautiful women and pineapples by the photographer Alec Soth.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
by Alec Soth
Curated by Marco Delogu
with an essay by Francesco Zanot
52 pages, 12.5” x 15.25”
published 2011 by Punctum Press
Edition of 500 (250 Italian / 250 English)
Signed Italian Edition (with English translation insert:
Alec Soth listened to my critique!