Read Sean O’Hagan’s wonderful interview with Alec Soth on the Guardian website ahead of the book launch and exhibition at Beetles+Huxley Gallery in London:
‘Sleeping by the Mississippi was Soth’s first book, but its maturity is breathtaking. It is haunted by the ghosts of an older, stranger America, one that was brought most vividly to life by Mark Twain in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.’
“You have to understand that, back then, I didn’t have a career as a photographer. And, what’s more, I had determined it wasn’t possible to have one. So I decided, ‘Let’s just do what I want to do without too much thinking about influences and tradition.’ (…)”
To read the full interview head to Guardian.com ~ Art & Design or: goo.gl/Bs9Rzr
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