Author(s): Kenneth Van Sickle
Photographs is a collection of 140 of Ken Van Sickle favorite black and white photographs taken in various places around the world from 1952 to the present. Van Sickle evanescent photographs fulfill the time-traveling brief of all great photography, granting onlookers intimate, keyhole access to Paris in fifties, the New York Beat scene, Andy Warhol's Factory. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke in that Greenwich village club. You can feel the sunlight on that sleeping cat's back. Echoing the light of Irving Penn pictures and the compositions of images of Henri Cartier- Bresson, Van Sickle's street photographs make their first appearance in his first and exhaustive monograph, nearly seventy years after their production.