PUD III by Jason Nocito
PUD III is the last book in a trilogy conceived and photographed by Jason Nocito, designed by Camilla Venturini of Ordinary Books and published by Dashwood. Originally released at the LAABF in January 2014 PUD(I) consisted of a series of sixteen photographs of New York City street debris and puddles interspersed with images from a road trip across the US all shot on an 8x10 view camera recording extremely high detail. The final book produced in an identical trim size and cover design, in alternate colors, uses the debris and puddles as its’ main subject once again but this time juxtaposed with studio and darkroom images. Asking more questions than are being resolved; the PUD series has evolved as an exercise in conceptualizing, editing and design – the practice of bookmaking itself.