Intimate, erotic, and eerie, Ralph Gibson is able to transform even an empty corner of a room into a poetic masterpiece with his signature Leica lens and a stark, meditative eye. Gibson began training for his long photographic career in the Navy and continued to hone his craft at the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, who inspired the 1970 publication of Gibson’s first book, The Somnambulist. His photographs, then and now, exude tension and barely contained energy. By turns sexual, disquieting, and surreal, each image is a narrative unto itself.
An acclaimed DJ, singer-songwriter, and musician, Moby is credited as helping to bring electronic dance music to the masses. World renown, he has toured for the past 20 years and now has captured “the strangeness of touring” in his first book of photographs, titled Destroyed.
Born Richard Melville Hall in 1965, Moby started playing music at age 9 and taking photos a year later—shooting 35mm black-and-white film on a Nikon camera that his uncle, a New York Times and National Geographic photographer, had given him. He studied philosophy and photography in college, where he developed his own film and processed his prints in the school’s darkroom.