Jimmy Edmonds’ photographic elegy for his son Joshua, tragically killed in a road accident while traveling Southeast Asia, is a profound and deeply beautiful work of art.
The book, which features a mix of Edmonds’ powerful photography and personal poetry, makes incredible use of the medium. The artistry with which Edmonds was able to approach this project and communicate his searing loss has amazed all of us at Blurb. The sense of the ephemeral, the exploration of photography and its connection to the “chaos of meaning” (as he states in his forward)—neither of these themes are easy to translate or make real but somehow Edmonds has.
The book’s title refers to the label on the container holding Joshua’s ashes on which the word “released” appeared. What it conjured to Edmonds is a hopeful yet heartbreaking notion and he plays upon the theme elegantly and with dignity.
Take a look and we think you’ll agree. “Released” is a moving tribute and an incredible body of work. We’re honored that Jimmy Edmonds made his book with Blurb.