Publisher Kill Your Idols is pleased to announce the release of Undercover Cars by Los Angeles-based photographer Clint Woodside. First issued in 2013 as a Deadbeat Club zine, Undercover Cars has been substantially enlarged and reconceived as an elegant hardcover book featuring a new text by photographer Mike Slack. Undercover Cars is the culmination of a series of color photographs – shot on film and printed in the dark room – spanning five years, scores of autos, and thousands of miles from Los Angeles to Bangkok.
The book contains 52 images of cars parked in plain sight, but covered from the elements. In his insightful essay, publisher Mike Slack (The Ice Plant) observes, “What strikes me now, looking at this fresh new edit, is not the boring ubiquity of the subject matter - the deadpan Christo-like charm of all these tarps attached to all these automobiles - but the manmade environmentsWoodside is showing us in the photographs, and the sense of walking-and-looking that the series implies. Never mind the covered cars; look at what surrounds them.”
The trade edition of Undercover Cars is limited to five hundred copies, and retails for $30.00. Also available is a Deluxe edition of fifty examples housed in an 8 ½ x 10 ½” box along with a signed, stamped, and numbered color print priced at $150.00. Choose from five different prints - each in an edition of ten.
Hailing from New York, Clint Woodside currently resides in LA by way of Philadelphia. His work as a photographer has been shown in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Woodside is also known for his extensive work as a curator, graphic designer, and as creator of the Deadbeat Club - a publisher and distributor of more than forty publications whose diverse roster of photographers includes Todd Hido, Tobin Yelland, Ed Templeton, Deanna Templeton, Andrea Sonnenberg, Jerry Hsu, Patrick O’Dell, Woodside, and others.
Undercover Cars by Clint Woodside is available directly through killyouridols.bigcartel.com,deadbeatclubpress.com, and select brick and mortar retailers including Arcana: Books on the Arts, and Photobookstore UK.
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64 pg. - 6.5” x 9”
Essay by Mike Slack
Edition of 500
Published by Kill Your Idols, 2016