Bob Colacello: New York Memories
New York Memories is the first collaboration by American writer Bob Colacello and Spanish photographer David Jiménez. Colacello’s vision of a native New Yorker who has intensely experienced the city and how it has adapted to different circumstances over the past decades constitutes the text element of the book. It is inspired by the seminal book I Remember by Joe Brainard (1975).
Jiménez’s atemporal photographic impressions of the city complement the text with black-and-white images combining street scenes, visions on the architecture of the city with insights in specific ambiences and situations. Concrete and more poetic shots combine in a visually compelling journey in which we lose track of time and place.
This small-format, cloth-bound publication is the fourth installment in the Ivorypress Cities collection, which explores the vision of a place through the eyes of an artist and the words of a writer. Previous titles include Venice Unclocked, a collaboration between writer Rachel Spence and photographer Giacomo Cosua, Madrid. Book of Books, a collaboration between writer Jorge Carrión and photographer Alberto García-Alix, and Roman Hours, a collaboration between writer André Aciman and photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron.