About the Book
A collection of black and white photographs taken in Phoenix, AZ and Milwaukee, during the years 2013 to 2017. Edited by Yoav Friedländer and Dana Sterling. Introduction by Nathan Lewis. “I must say, Joseph Podlesnik’s monograph “Acts of Looking” is OUTSTANDING! The depth of his visual vocabulary is something to reckon with. Very powerful! So much of the work looks like he’s merely wandering around the neighborhood searching for something that catches his eye, but once the moment happens he takes over the situation to create strikingly controlled images that transform the scene into organized planes which flatten out but also reveal complex layers of depth. It's one of my favorite books to date and I keep going back to it for more insight and enjoyment. I hope he’s using it to promote himself and to get some recognition for the work. It deserves it!” – Dave Jordano (veteran photographer, author of photobooks Detroit Nocturnes, Detroit -Unbroken Down and Prairieland).