Strange Cities is a publishing and design collaboration with Ampersand Gallery & Fine Books in Portland, OR. It’s based around an artist book I made of images from a month spent wandering the cities of Vietnam, as well as an exhibition of the book content.
Myles Haselhorst, of Ampersand:
“Portland photographer, John Ryan Brubaker, first showed me the photographs he shot last spring while traveling through Vietnam in the form of a small artist book he had made by hand. Shot on 35mm film, the photographs record the tangled chaos, the wounded patterns, & the congested horizon, street & railway lines that comprise any strange city a traveler gets lost in. The book, by nature requiring reexamination & revision, became a tool of understanding, a medium through which the disparate interrelation of countless photographs found meaning & order.”