Dark Spring Press

Independent Publisher of Small Run & Limited Edition Photography Books

The First Years

by Josh Smith

Josh Smith, The First Years

Dark Spring Press proudly announces the publication of The First Years by Josh Smith. Josh Smith explores the life of family through a young father’s point of view, revealing the strange and beautiful world inhabited by new parents from a unique and personal perspective. His images are not mere family portraits or snapshots; they pulse with joy and struggle, light and life.

Under the guise of family historian, I continue to examine and better understand this new way of being. Through this process, I explore all the nuanced contradictions that exist within the complex and universal realm of family.
— Josh Smith

About the book

The First Years
photographs by Josh Smith

First Edition, 2019
limited to 260 copies
Short story “The Leap” by Natalie Hegert
offset lithography
softcove, perfect bound
dustjacket with extended flaps
6 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches
48 pages
33 black + white images
signed by the artist
ISBN 978-0-9993408-4-4

Trade Edition (200 copies): $45

Collectors Edition
signed & numbered
with one gelatin silver print created by the artist
Book + Print (50 sets): $150

Deluxe Edition
signed & numbered
with five gelatin silver prints created by the artist
presented in a custom box with button & string closure
Book + Print (10 sets): $500

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