Daniel Gordon Studio


Still Life with Onions and Mackerel


One Star Press
140 x 225 mm
68 pages
Cover : Paperback, color, glossy finish
Binding : glue bound
Interior : black-and-white
Edition limited to 250 copies

Daniel Gordon compresses a plethora of sourced images which in his newest edition Still Life with Onions and Mackerel expands to illuminate upon the visual origins of his fantastic and cacophonous compositions.

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Still Lifes, Portraits and Parts


Mörel Books, May 2013

Essay by Eva Respini

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216 Plymouth Street & Flowers and Shadows


‘Flowers & Shadows’ the title for his Camera Artists collection has a distinct Warholian ring. Andy (“I Want to Be Matisse”) Warhol’s briskly composed still-lifes were central to his immense graphic oeuvre- but Gordon’s studio is no ‘factory’. Knee-deep in recyclable debris it’s a space for rejuvenation and to paraphrase John Baldesarri, the artist’s ‘place of power’. Daniel Gordon’s refreshing methodology and the 2-dimensional products of his energies situate him historically with sly Dadaists, dedicated revolutionaries, and heroic Cubists who first welcomed the camera into the modern studio. — Tim Maul

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Thirty-One Days


This interactive online artist book can be downloaded, printed, and assembled by you.

Scroll through the book, view active search results by moving your mouse over the images, and print your own copy of the full project.

Artist Book by Daniel Gordon
Afterword by Photios Giovanis
Design: Jiminie Ha
Programming: Ry Wharton

Published July 2010

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Flying Pictures


Between 2001 and 2004, on the snowy fields in New York's Hudson Valley and the rocky coasts of the Bay Area in Northern California, photographer Daniel Gordon learned to fly--if only for 1/125 of a second. Using a camera mounted on a tripod, Gordon frames his picture. He then runs out onto the landscape and launches himself into the air, while an assistant snaps the shutter. The images in Flying Pictures are at once pastoral landscapes and documents of a performance. Only after considering them for a while, does the thought occur that their fleeting bliss was swiftly met with physical doom--a crash back to Earth. Such a journey requires great humility as well as hubris, and a will to achieve the impossible if only for a moment. The project began at a time when digital technology was changing the role that truth has historically played in the media of film and photography. The ease with which one could now alter an image with Photoshop created a new sense of paranoia concerning the veracity of photographs. Flying Pictures unbelievable, unaltered images reveal that there never was just one truth in photography.

by Daniel Gordon (Photographer), Gregory Crewdson (Introduction)
Published by powerHouse, 2009

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Portrait Studio


In this book I am playing with the trope of an artist and his muse. Both the images within the book, as well as the “mash-up” poem on the back cover, incorporate different takes on classic artist/muse relationships in literature and history, from Frankenstein to the inspiration Alfred Stieglitz found through Georgia O’Keefe. I have attempted to bring to life these cobbled together images of body parts through the magic of photography; with the acceptance that human form can be simultaneously beautiful and terrifying, loved
and exploited.

Published by onestar press, 2009. 35€

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