Adrift by Ben Alper

1 September, 2015


Title: Adrift
Artist: Ben Alper
Additional contributor: None
Designer: Surrender Union
Editor: Ben Alper
Imprint: Flat Space Books
Printer: Conveyor Arts / Jersey City, USA
Publication date and place: March 2015 / Carrboro, USA
Edition: 150
Format and binding: Softcover / Perfect Bound
Size: 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
Number of pages and images: 68 pages / 38 images
Type of printing and paper: Digital Offset
Retail price: $35.00
Book Description: Adrift presents a series of found and repurposed photographs from an intact photo album collected by Ben Alper in 2011. With Alper’s reorganization, precise cropping and digital manipulation, the images, all taken on a single vacation on the Royal Princess Cruise Ship in 1991, create a cryptic narrative that documents the intimate, yet unknowable relationship of its two protagonists. Ultimately, there is no beginning and no end, leaving viewers with a cold and ambiguous understanding of an experience never intended for the outside world to see.
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