Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sunday Zine Review #52: Between Us by Chad Moore

This is my second review of the publications Pogo Books sent me. Last month I talked about the work of Jean-Michael Seminaro, now it’s time for one of those photographers whose images are currently all over the internet, Chad Moore.

The cover of Between Us is probably Chad Moore’s most iconic photo. If you spend the same amount of time Tumblr and other social sites as I do, I bet you have seen it before. 

This sun bleached photo is a great introduction to Chad’s work and to what’s inside this little book.
Chad’s photos clearly remind of an early Ryan McGinley, in fact, both photographers usually hang out together and Chad had assisted Ryan in numerous shoots. I would also dare to say that Between Us is, somehow, a continuation to the zine that put Ryan McGinley in the spotlight, The Kids Are Alright.

And I don’t mean this comparison in a bad way, Chad is really good at documenting his life and portraying his friends. The book is a celebration of youth and Chad has captured a selection of intimate moments that really make you want to know more about them.

Flipping through the pages of the book, you can find some great images like the one of the couple in bed, of which he has talked about in Dazed Digital, or the photograph where the girl is kissing that ‘no-faced’ boy. 

It’s the way in which Chad captures all these moments, what makes Between Us special.

If you want to find more information about the book, you can do it on Pogo Book’s website.

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