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Scotlandfuturebog 
 
  
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Hardcover 
72 pages 
Aperture 
Published 2002 
  
Miles Unger, The New York Times 
  
"It has often been seen that truth is stranger than fiction, for Kahn and Selesnick, when the two get mixed. . ."  
  
 
  
About the Author 
  
Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick have work in the collections of The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 
  
 
  
 
  
Book Description 
  
In the imagined world of Scotlandfuturebog, photographers Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick elegantly document a world both gloriously absurdist and sublime. The subjects of their images are mute bogdwellers, primitive creatures of the future, and the sole inhabitants of a post-apocalyptic Earth. Left to perform obscure ceremonies in a terrain that is as intriguing as it is uninviting, the bogdwellers exist in stark and beautiful landscapes.  
  
 
  
In the romance of this historical vacuum, common logic has no relevance. The viewer must relinquish the desire to contextualize, as creating rational pretexts for the masked characters and their strange rituals is futile. Eerie and stylish, these inventive images blur the lines between fact and fiction, and skew our sense of historical photographic truth as they explore the nexus between discovered and invented history. 
  
 
  
In this deluxe, limited-edition book, a number of the artists' stunning panoramic images are printed on vellum. The transparency of the material and the overlapping it creates between images reference the delicate separation between worlds real and imagined, past and future, us and the strange inhabitants of Kahn and Selesnick's world.
 
  
 
 
  
 
  
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