21st Editions, 2008. Baldridge, Jamie. First edition. 20-1/2 x 16-1/2 inches. Text and 12 richly colorful, surrealistic pigment ink prints, printed and signed by the artist. Designed by Michael Russem at Kat Ran Press, using handset Bell type, cast by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Bound in patinated metal over boards, with a leather spine and housed in a clamshell box. One additional loose print accompanies the book. One of an edition of 50, including 17 deluxe, this is marked as Binders Copy. "The Everywhere Chronicles "won 21st Editions the 2008 Lucie Award for photography book publisher of the year. Based on Baldridge's 2005 M.F.A. thesis, (available on the Louisiana State University website), where Baldridge wrote: “I wanted the narrative, as disjointed and seemingly incomplete as it is, to be as much a part of the artwork as the prints themselves”. He describes there in great detail his creation and rendering of the book's images, both in the studio, and using Maya Autodesk, Mental Ray, and other software. Item #23843
"Using sumptuous colors and the most bizarre, sometimes zany, often mystical imagery, Baldridge reveals a world he has miraculously imagined. He then takes us on tour through the whimsical travelogue he has written to accompany his masterful photographs. His guidebook may be a little mad, but his photographs are no collection of elaborate jests and spoofs. They are the stuff of archetypes, and they transport us to mythic places of the mind, of memory, and of histories not yet written."