Perhaps a holiday gift for your deeper, darker friends?
Wayne Alan Brenner / Arts Reporter - Austin Chronicle; listed my book in the top 5 “gifts from Austin” list.
Austin’s Ricardo Acevedo is one of those occasional creatures of the night – one of the ones equipped with a superior lens and a heightened interest that verges on voyeurism. In this new volume of photographic works (perfectbound and designed for impact), you can look through his camera’s eye as it documents in black-and-white verité a brief encounter between two young people who don’t mind hooking up while a stranger’s shutter is tuned to their increasingly erotic wavelength. Acevedo is also a wordsmith of the confessional variety, and in the second half of this glossy volume he’s captured and arranged kaleidoscopic images of urban nightlife and annotated them with an intimate screed of How Things Are In His World. What goes on in the cheaper & boozier parts of your city while the more lackluster citizens are at home in their late-middle-aged beds watching Jay Leno tickle the lowest common denominator to sleep? Some of what you’ll see in Night, to be sure.
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