Plastic Prophets of Vinyl Redemption
...An Outside the Lens Peek At the Photography of John Purlia
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Enter a surreal world of pin-ups, presidents, and plastic prophets in the first full-color monograph highlighting the fine art photography of John Purlia. His is a land of glorious make-believe, where monstrous robots machinate beauty and sorority girls slumber away to elitist dreams of conquering the world. Plastic Prophets of Vinyl Redemption includes hundreds of never before seen photographs, sketches, and notes that chronicle the 9 month effort to prepare for Purlia's first full-scale solo exhibit—a pop culture assault on the senses featuring 22 large narrative photos, video animations, and a gallery installation. In this entertaining extravaganza of color and design, the reader is taken on a voyeuristic journey into Purlia's studio, peeking over the artist's shoulder for a close examination of his process, technique and insights as he assembles and photographs his three dimensional scenes. This fully illustrated book is accompanied by 11,000 words of musings and anecdotes, as Purlia discusses his work with wit, humor, and a zealous love for records and toys.