Lunch with Jack
© Elizabeth Paul Avedon

JACK WOODY, editor and publisher of Twin Palms, has been producing some of the most beautiful photography and art books for over twenty years. Recognized for their high-quality papers and printing, and award winning design, Twin Palms has published monographs by William Eggleston, Lise Sarfati, Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Anthony Goicolea, and Jeff Burton. They've published first monographs by artists George Platt Lynes, Joel-Peter Witkin, Robert Mapplethorpe, F. Holland Day, Duane Michals, Robert ParkeHarrison and many others. Twin Palms has also presented important documentary work by Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, and Dennis Hopper along with their most controversial and thought provoking books: The Killing Fields, and Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America.
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SANTA FE: Straight from the airport my first stop in Santa Fe had to be a quick visit with Jack before three solid days of Review Santa Fe. Jack's first book company TwelveTrees Press was named for his grandmother, silent screen star Helen Twelvetree's. Her beautiful portraits are included in his exquisitely printed book Lost Hollywood along with Lillian Gish, Jean Harlow, Charlie Chaplin, Theda Bara, Erich von Stroheim, Greta Garbo, and Rudolf Valentino by photographers George Hurrell, William Mortensen, Clarence Sinclair Bull, and Edward Weston.

I heard the sad news photographer Luke Smalley passed away unexpectedly Sunday May 17. Twin Palms published Luke's books Exercise at Home and Gymnasium, with a forthcoming book Sunday Drive to be published posthumously in Autumn 2009. Luke was a brilliant photographer and will be greatly missed.

1 comment:

johnny said...

I miss Santa Fe. I was a participant at review 2008.
Be patient with the photographers. Twenty minutes goes really fast. Like speed dating!