Growing Up in a Nature Preserve, Seedlings Become Glimmins, Enjoying
the Red, the Whites and the Blues
Racing blindness, photographer-author Elihu Blotnick reaches out with
three new books this June from Firefallmedia.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 -- On June 21, Firefall Editions
will release Seedlings, the Glimmins, and Free-For-All: the reds the
whites and the blues, three photography books, begun thirty years ago
and only fine-tuned and finalized now. Seedlings and the Glimmins could
both be sub-titled Children of the Western Woods, but one is a
documentary portrait, and the other a photo-story book. A few of the
children also playfully appear in Free For All, in a theme and
variation on the flag, originating with the Bicentennial.
In visual fact, Seedlings is a romance of the redwoods, and a visit to
a two-room-schoolhouse playground. Glimmins lets loose the demon of
personality in all woods children and lets them define a Glimmin. In
turn, Free For All is a satire/celebration of the American craze for
painting the Colors of the flag all over the landscape.
Elihu Blotnick himself is a San Francisco photographer, well known for
his real/surreal style and his willingness to take risks. Firefall will
also be releasing his unique novelistic fiction, his short story
journalism, and his illustrated whimsey later this year. The rush of
releases is triggered by the fact that ten years ago he lost sight in
one eye, and now there are warning signs that he may soon lose sight in
the other. His first photographic book Saltwater Flats (1974) was
reviewed by The New York Times Book Review, as "Powerful and very
personal images of contemporary America." Thus began his long
Details of his coming books can be seen at
"I already wrote one novel of what my eye sees inside itself," Blotnick
said, "but these now are positive books in a world of negative
attention. Endearing, true, and lasting, I hope. It was time to return
to my roots, and in these books I have. I expect they will outlast our
current world turmoil."
For further information, interviews, rights, and advance review copies,
contact Firefallmedia's managing director, Robinson Joyce.