Polaroids' by American artist, musician, writer and bookshop keeper Cary Loren interleaves snapshots of his 1970s Detroit entourage with photographs of his elaborately staged collage assemblages of prints, TV stills, magazine covers, stickers, movie posters and other ephemera. The Polaroid medium enables him to manipulate what are seemingly unrelated visual idioms and image carriers in the development process by scratching and pressing the emulsion and combining them into pictures of painterly quality.00This artist?s book includes an interview conducted by American artist Cameron Jamie in cemeteries beside the graves of Loren?s idols (including Vampira, Ed Wood Jr, Jane Mansfield), where Loren?s own life story is told against the biographical background of those buried icons of pop culture.0.
In his fourth short-story collection, Watson again demonstrates the extraordinary scope of his imagination. The title story has ancient witchcraft meeting complacent modern suburbia in a tale of spine-chilling horror, while 'When the Timegate Failed' casts an unexpected light in the dangers of space travel and man's powers of self-delusion. Alien matters of a different kind crop up in 'Windows', in which mysterious artefacts found on Mars prove to be something of a problem for their chic human owners. Evil Water is a highly inventive collection which is a delight to read.