People in Cars, 2017
First edition, first and only printing.
Soft cover, swiss catalogue bound
8 1/8 x 11 3/4”
People in Cars features 34 of Mandel’s images — reactions ranging from surprise and amusement to annoyance, each revelling in the beauty of mundanity, the language of the automobile environment a conduit through which his unique take on street photography was distilled.
Published by Stanley/Barker (UK) and Robert Mann Gallery, NYC
“On a late afternoon with the light low in the west I’d regularly find my spot on the corner of Victory Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon Ave. in Van Nuys (ironically, so close to home I could easily walk there). It was a busy intersection with a wealth of cars pulling my way to make a right turn. I was using a 28mm wide angle lens on my 35mm camera, which meant that I had to get in pretty close to the window to get my shot, and when I did there would inevitably be a reaction: surprise, amusement, and on some few occasions, annoyance. In contrast to how this project might play out today, it seemed then that people enjoyed being recognised by the camera and readily participated in the playfulness of the moment. It was warm outside, the car windows were open. It was the window that framed and instilled these portraits with the language of the automobile environment.” — Mike Mandel
To see more pictures from this book go to Mike's Flickr page.
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