Deserted streets with beer cans blowing down the road…a cowboy washing his shirts…a train on its way into a million acres of emptiness…a Vietnam vet who lost twenty years of recent memory…a whole town for sale…meth warnings…a tattooed waitress in neon light. All of these inhabit the Last Best Hiding Place.
Places, like people can seem alone, filled with melancholy.
“Tim Richmond’s American West – depicted in Last Best Hiding Place – can be placed anywhere onto the continuum that has the myth at one end and the artist’s unique vision at the other end. It’s a place filled with characters and locations that manage to be specific and completely generic at the same time, with a rough, somewhat hurt, tenderness underneath. I can’t help but think that the photographer is very much aware of what he is taking pictures of, given there appears to be a balancing act at play: Every stereotype is depicted, to be subverted right away or elsewhere”. - Jörg Colberg
After the death of his wife in 2008, internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Richmond turned his attention to exploring long-term projects, having worked for over 20 years for major publications that include L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph Magazine, Port, World of Interiors, and Nowness.
Last Best Hiding Place (2007-2014) is Richmond’s personal and contemporary odyssey through a landscape of filmic references in the American West, revealing stories true or imagined.
Author: Tim Richmond, Jörg Colberg
Cloth Hardcover, 144 pages, 65 colour plates