Episode 2.9 – Ruesset Lederman & Jeff Gutterman
As I was putting together the posts for this episode, I again realized how fortunate I was to have looked at the great books that Russet and Jeff brought for this episode. When we started out this season, I couldn’t have predicted that we’d be able to look at a first edition of Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens. I remember Hin Chua raving about it several years ago which is when I first heard about it. Then of course it was named the best photobook of the last 25 years.
So, I was excited for this episode, and probably a little more nervous than I have been in the past. Again, we need to thank Olia and Mathieu for hosting this episode, feeding us a great meal and then making the photos of the book spreads.
Russet and Olia are doing inspiring things with 10×10 Photobooks, and thePhotobooks Facebook group. I keep learning more and more from them, not to mention meeting people who are incredibly passionate about photobooks, like Jeff Gutterman. It was great to ask long time collectors about the books they love and buy.
The world of Japanese photobooks is fascinating, so I hope you enjoy our conversation with Russet and Jeff. I learned a few things, I hope you do as well.
Executive Producer / Host Bryan Formhals
Audio Engineer and Music by Tom Starkweather