Kyle Clark, “Reflection”

A detail of titling and surface gilding on the spine

Reflection closed, photographed at an angle

Interior detail

Title page detail

Interior detail

Kyle Clark
Gainesville, Georgia

Letterpress, Digital Photography; Standard edition: Japanese book cloth with foil stamped cover; Special edition: Goat skin, gold surface gilding, hand tooled titling on spine, sewn endbands
50 (40 standard, 10 special fine binding edition)
98 pages
9.25 x 12.5 x 0.5 inches
9.25 x 6.125 x 0.5 inches

Artist Statement

Reflection is an exploration of life, death, ephemerality, and the cyclical nature of the world. The visual narrative created within Reflection was inspired and greatly influenced by the individualistic and spiritual philosophies of the Transcendentalists as well as the poetic words of Walt Whitman. Throughout Reflection, and within each composition, an emphasis is placed on generating visually compelling and poetic arrangements of light, shadow, and subject. The first lines of Whitman’s Out of The Cradle Endlessly Rocking are included at the beginning of this book as a means of departure.

Each of the photographs were taken in 2016 and were digitally printed in Pennsylvania by Brilliant Graphics. This book and the text within were designed, letterpress printed, and bound by Kyle Anthony Clark in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.