Dark Spring Press

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Kickstarter for “The ’80s Portrait Sessions” by Glen Wexler


Announcing our Kickstarter Campaign for The ’80s Portrait Sessions – Photographs by Glen Wexler with a Foreword by Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top!

These artists, present company included, seem somewhat serene in these shots as Glen shared his keen sense of artistry capturing us all as we really are.
— Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top

The ’80s Portrait Sessions represent the purest and most distilled embodiment of Wexler’s art. Exquisitely composed and lit, these portraits capture a precious record of glamorous times.  Famous artists such as Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead are captured in intimate and sensitive portraits.  Legendary rock bands such as KISS, ZZ Top and Missing Persons are photographed in their finery along with influential producers, actors and models, reflecting the now infamous look and style of the 1980s and capturing the essence and glamour of the decade. This bookwill present over 60 images in 132 pages, printed with superb tritone printing on premium heavyweight paper in a 12x12 inch case-bound book with dust jacket. Our only remaining challenge is raising these final funds to go to press. The special printing techniques and materials have been tested and the results look amazing! We are ready to print as soon as we reach our goal. Here is the link to our Kickstarter campaign. Thanks again for your support!

Interview of Andy Burgess, Don't Take Pictures

Don’t Take Pictures: How would you describe Dark Spring Press to someone who has never seen your books?

Andrew Burgess: Dark Spring Press is a small boutique press, newly founded in Tucson, Arizona, with the intention of publishing elegant and compelling small run, limited edition photography books. We don't aim to have a house style but rather approach each new project individually and with an attention to detail and production values that make us stand out. We have published two books so far and have another four in different stages of production. The idea is to work closely in collaboration with each artist and produce a book that is both visually interesting and a beautiful object in its own right. If anything, our aesthetic would err towards the understated and modest rather than the brash or flashy. We want our books to be tactile and contemplative. 

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