About the Book
In 2012, after waiting more than five decades, America photographer Roger Minick finally goes to Europe (he would go again in 2014). The collection of images in EyeEurope, which Minick made using his iPhone, are from those two trips.
In the foreword to EyeEurope, Minick writes:
“In the 19th Century, William Henry Jackson traversed the American West in a mule-drawn darkroom exposing photographs on hugh glass plates, and what amazing photographs they were! In the 21st Century I have traversed Europe carrying a mini-camera/dark-room combination which I can hold in the palm of my hand, and from this technological marvel, with the aid of a couple of apps, I can tweak a steady stream of my favorite images from a day’s shooting, uploading them at my leisure to Dropbox––a storage cloud in the ether––then downloading to my laptop where, again at my leisure, I can make a few finishing tweaks in Photoshop before posting to Facebook or to my iDiarist.com blog. So herein, with EyeEurope, I have assembled my favorite postings from my two trips to Europe.”
American Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, and The Smithsonian. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. The recent books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.