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Neil Krug’s new book “Pulp Art”

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on July 16, 2011

Photo copyright by Neil Krug

Photos copyright by Neil Krug

Photos copyright by Neil Krug

The current issue (September 2011) of B&W + COLOR magazine has a feature on the color photography of Neil Krug. Krug lives in Kansas and has just published the book, Pulp Art. The book publisher is Nazraeli Press.

The photographs in the book have been created through a collaborative effort between Krug and his supermodel wife Joni Harbeck-Alexander who plays the roll of muse to Krug. The work is idiosyncratic to say the least. Most of the photos have been cross-processed and/or heavily manipulated in the wet darkroom.

Although many people will find that Krug’s photography offends their photographic aesthetic, I see that he has brought a unique sense of the narriative and a strong visual language to his work. You can see some of Neil Krug’s work, including images from Pulp Art, at this website: http://www.neilkrug.com/

By Jim McKinniss

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