The Lonely Ones by Gus Powell

Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: J&L Books (October 2015)
Language: English 
Selected by Barbara Epler

“I love these photos, and I love the original William Steig book they reference. Powell shows us that same wit and sorrow, captured – seemingly glancingly – happily waltzing together.” —Barbara Epler

Inspired by the book of the same name by the great illustrator William Steig, The Lonely Ones is photographer Gus Powell’s attempt to create a set of pictures that are connected to emotions and narratives rather than to a specific place or time. Steig’s The Lonely Ones is a book of minimalist drawings with one-line captions such as “I have my own troubles” and “I do what is expected of me”.


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