Dallas Art Press, the publishing division of Dallas Art News, announces the long awaited publication of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 by photographer M. C. Roman. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a collection of photographs of the people, places and things associated with the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Friday, November 22, 1963. This JFK project, launched in the spring of 2010, is now a beautiful fine art photography book. The book can be purchased at www.dallasartpress.com or www.deathbyholga.com.
Purchase a copy of Death by Holga: 11.22.63 at http://www.dallasartpress.com/store/
Death by Holga: 11.22.63 was an idea conceived by photographer M. C. Roman to photograph subjects with a connection to the Kennedy assassination. Roman first started with historic places and notable figures in Dallas and Fort Worth. In most cases, the people had passed away, so Roman set about finding and photographing graves. Lots and lots of graves. His photographic journey also included Austin, Houston, San Antonio and many other small Texas cities. In 2012, Roman traversed the nation to find key artifacts and people important to the Kennedy story. His travels included Washington, D.C., Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, California and Florida.
Death by Holga: 11.22.63 includes photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald’s former residence, the graves of President and Mrs. Kennedy, the president’s limo, the president’s Air Force One, Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, witness Mary Ann Moorman Krahmer, Parkland Hospital, Father Oscar Huber, the graves of President and Mrs. Johnson, Judge Sarah T. Hughes, Dallas Police Officer J. D. Tippit, three Kennedy babies, The White House, the U.S. Capitol, Dallas Police Detective James Leavelle, photographer Robert Jackson, Lee Harvey Oswald’s original grave monument, all members of the Warren Commission, President Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, Marilyn Monroe and many more.
All the photographs for Death by Holga: 11.22.63 were taken with a Holga camera, which is a cheap, plastic, toy camera that uses medium format, roll film. The combination of a Holga camera and medium format film creates very beautiful photographs. Holga cameras produce photographs with light leaks, blurriness, sweet spot focus, vignetting and double-exposure. Many smartphone apps try to emulate these effects, but often fall short. Real Holga photographs are above comparison.
Photographer M. C. Roman is the owner and managing editor of Dallas Art News (www.dallasartnews.com). He is a husband, father, painter, photographer and printmaker. Roman graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is his first book.
Death by Holga: 11.22.63 goes on sale November 12, 2013. The book can be purchased online at Dallas Art Press (www.dallasartpress.com), Death by Holga (www.deathbyholga.com) or Dallas Art News. Death by Holga: 11.22.63 is a soft bound book with 150 pages of beautiful, black and white photographs. The retail price is $35.
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