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BOOKS: An Adam Wallacavage Retrospective

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The Art of Wallacavage
The Art of Wallacavage
New from Gingko Press is a $39.95 hardcover spanning some 15 years of the photographs of Philly-based Adam Wallacavage, best known for his skateboard shooting: Monster Size Monsters. "Shooting for skateboard magazines was the best education in photography I could ever have had — that and working at a one-hour photo lab," he says. "I learned to set up lights and shoot in dangerous and illegal situations fast, so that I could get out before security guards or cops showed up to bust us for skateboarding." Wallacavage, a founding member of the Philadelphia art collective Space 1026, has since branched out into interior design, among other not so street-illegal arts, with a recent show of his Liberace-meets-Jules Verne painted plaster-cast octopus chandeliers at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. Click here for that and see www.monstersizemonsters.com and www.gingkopress.com for more. Some spreads from the book are in the PDF, including a shot of the eight-armed monster hanging in Wallacavage's dining room.
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