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Two Visual Journeys through California
Lucid News republished a fun post from my Burning Shore Substack on the photographers Dennis Stock and Roger Steffens, two very different photobugs who snapped their way through California during the glory days of the 1960s and 70s.
“Both books represent restless and roving trawls through the towns, beaches, and backlots of a state whose unplanned surrealism bloomed back then as reliably as apocalyptic sunsets. For all their shared concerns with mind-bending juxtapositions, human comedy, and the hedonic arcana of California subculture, profound differences animate these two works. One is a work of love; the other, something perhaps closer to fear.”