Ron Jude
Alpine Star


The source of the photographs in Alpine Star is the weekly newspaper from the artist’s hometown in Central Idaho. The poetic element of these images – that unnamed, abstract subtext found in every photograph – is inflated here through the process of subtle manipulation and nuanced sequencing. While offering a world of loss and isolation, the pictures in Alpine Star also suggest the cross-pollination of personal history and collective memory.

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Published by A-Jump Books, Ithaca, NY
8.5×6.25 in, 96 pages, black and white, 2006
Edition of 500

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Ron Jude is a photographer whose work has been exhibited at venues such as the Photographers’ Gallery in London, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Roth Horowitz Gallery in New York and San Francisco Camerawork. His photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, Blind Spot, and DoubleTake magazines, among others. Jude is represented by Gallery Luisotti in Los Angeles.

A-Jump Books is a small publishing house dedicated to producing photography-based books that challenge convention through understatement and artistic rigour. Using the ‘artists’ book’ concept as a model, we publish books that are conceived of and designed as self-contained works.