Boom Book Market: Expanding a Photo Book’s Audience

November 10, 2010

By Conor Risch

© Lyle Owerko

Lyle Owerko’s book project began with still-life images of vintage boomboxes.

Photographer Lyle Owerko’s new book The Boombox Project, published this fall by Abrams Image, began as a series of still-life photographs of old portable music players he shot on white seamless. The images of the visibly used boomboxes, which allow close examination of their design—knobs, dials, equalizers, speakers and other components—are compelling, nostalgia-inducing cultural documents. While the images are sure...

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