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these kings. these subterraneans.

Our reality is in fact a collection of short glances, accumulating and adding themselves up.
 

MUSIC. PHOTOGRAPHY. CONVERSATION.

Let's say we're having a beer. It's a nice, cool summer evening and we’re sitting in some hip café, shooting the breeze, going from one topic to the next. Now let's imagine that while we're having this conversation, you somehow get injected inside my head—like Fantastic Voyage or Innerspace you know? Yeah, old movies…whatever...but through the psyche instead of the blood stream. Images are fading in and out, seemingly random and yet somehow connected.

There's music playing, enveloping the landscape, voices slightly out of range. All the while you can still hear me, murmuring ideas about photography...sometimes going into more personal subjects.

That's what I had in mind with this. It's a slice of my brain circa 2015, a project meant to share thoughts and emotions through words, images and music. A raw, disjointed and slightly oneiric journey that I hope will pull you in for the ride.

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Eventually both sound and image fed off of each other as I began editing, shooting, fine-tuning the mix, adding songs. It all grew organically, becoming a long and sometimes arduous monologue as I tried to figure out the destination.
 
These kings. These subterraneans. | mixed media edition
9.99

This is the complete digital project which includes both the music album and book with full text, photographs and illustrations.
BOOK: PDF format (landscape), 120 pages. 25 colour photographs, 24 monochromes.
ALBUM: 8 songs, 256 kbps AAC (m4a), running time 34 minutes.

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These Kings. These Subterraneans. | Book only
6.99

PDF format (landscape), 120 pages. 25 colour photographs, 24 monochromes.

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REACTIONS

 

It's almost as if you're flipping through a collection of some of his best photos while he jams out for you, and then suddenly he puts down the guitar and says, "You know what? Let me tell you about this one time in 1982 that changed the way I looked at the world forever." When the story is over, you suddenly understand the genesis of the visual style of his photography, or his views on post processing or what art means to him.

Rob Zeigler (review)

 

A modern day poet who starts where Jim Morrison left off with American Prayer, takes up the torch and runs.

Derek Clark (review)

 

Completely blown away by the new book/album of my friend @laroquephoto

Bert STEPHANI via twitter

 

...a project that can be viewed, listened to and re-discovered multiple times.

Mathieu Gasquet, Mirrorlessons (review)

 

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MIXED MEDIA EDITION CONTENT

PROLOGUE.ENIGMA
INTRODUCTION
THE QUICKENING
8000 LIGHT YEARS FROM THE SUN
IMPRESSION
SUBCONTINENT
JAANAHEL
A BLUE TWILIGHT
PRETTY THINGS
THE A WORD
PROCESSING
SEQUENCING
RIPTIDE
CODE
TRIGGERS
IN TIME (A CATHERINE WHEEL)
RECONCILIATIONS
TECHNICALITIES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

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No, there is no peace; no rebellion.
Only solace—glimpsed through this small, hidden window.