Saturday, May 24, 2008

Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration

Bay Area night photographer Troy Paiva released his first book of night photography, Lost America: The Abandoned Roadside West, five years ago. Since then, Troy has continued photographing abandoned sites across California, Nevada and Arizona. He has also migrated his photo technique from film to digital, and continues to be active in the online night photography community (see his Flickrstream here).

(Photo by Troy Paiva)

Troy's second book, Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration, will be released in early June. It will be available from Amazon (you can pre-order it now). His first book is now sold-out. So if you're at all interested in night photography, I recommend ordering your copy of Night Vision as soon as possible.

You can also see an interview with Troy in my 2004 documentary film about night photography: The Night of the Living Photographers (yes, you can watch it for free).

1 Comments:

Anonymous Troy Paiva said...

Thanks for the plug Andy. Yes, amazon is sending out e-mails to everyone that ordered Lost America announcing the new book's release on 6/4.

However, (late breaking news!) the book won't see the street until 4th of July weekend due to delays in production.

Just yesterday afternoon I picked up the first copy of the finished book, and WOW, it really looks sharp. The print quality is 100X better than the Lost America book. It is an extremely pleasing looking piece with a very dark and ominous cover that glows like a burning ember on my coffee table. It is striking as hell.

You're gonna love it.

Chronicle will be putting on a release party someplace in San Francisco on (or around) 7/11. More on that as I get details, but I pretty much want anyone and everyone to show up and buy signed copies.

Anyway, release is about a month out, and I can't wait!

Thanks again,

Troy

10:31 AM  

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