About the Book
In today’s increasingly technological world, there is hardly a square inch of the globe that is not under some kind of real-time observation. There are webcams fastened to poles at intersections and along highways, in lobbies and parks throughout our cities, to trees or boulders in some remote wilderness, and even to satellites orbiting our planet.
With the result, remarkably, that from our laptop computers, and in the mere blink of an eye, we are privy to such things as storms gathering over anonymous landscapes, fish swirling in distant aquariums, pedestrians crossing a crowded intersection in some third-world city, night settling on a remote northern cityscape, the snout of a hog nosing into a webcam’s lens.
It is from this cyber world that American photographer Roger Minick, inspired by the modernist tradition of appropriation, has screen- captured raw imagery from hundreds of these webcams and then digitally transformed the resulting images into this book, Web.Cam –– a highly personal look at a world we only thought we knew.
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.