Big Fresh Air
1st Edition, 2022
The brilliant debut photo book by Los Angeles based photographer Clara Balzary. The images were taken over the course of four days from the late spring to late summer of 2021, the result of a collaboration between Balzary, Ruby Kernkamp and Emily Leona Rose. Kernkamp and Rose used contact improvisation techniques to create distinct movement dialogues between participants and the natural landscape, stemming from an interest in what happens when bodies give and receive weight and touch. Each shoot took place in the public parks in La Cañada, Flintridge, a city in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains in Los Angeles County, during a time when groups were encouraged to gather exclusively in outdoor spaces.
110 pages (with an additional 16 page zine insert), 23.2 × 31 cm