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Bruce LaBruce / Photo Ephemera / Volume One

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First Edition
Published by Baron
Hardback
Pages 128
Size 23cm x 24cm
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Queercore icon Bruce LaBruce releases his latest book of personal and private photos, titled Photo Ephemera, a visual autobiography, constructed with personal snapshots, moments with lovers, friends, trips, and behind the scenes clips from his films. 
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The book comes in two volumes and features a myriad of queer references, gay bars and chem parties, hotels and hospitals, street signs and sunsets and iconic faces, including Genesis P-Breyer Orridge, Kembra Pfahler, Karl Lagerfeld, Beth Ditto and many more.
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Cocks, tits, blood, piss and hints of criminality are placed next to cute pics of loved ones, sunsets, holidays, churches and breakfast scenes. As Susan Sontag argued, a photograph is a way of preserving the past, but also a way of handling the present and, throughout, there is a feeling of wonder hidden in every pic, or what philosopher Walter Benjamin called “the tiny spark of accident, the here and now.’’
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Every photograph captures a moment that has a story in advance and a story after and Photo Ephemera is a way of participating in LaBruce’s life, without being a part of it.

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