TOUCH - by Jeff Palmer
A Photobook Review by Martin Cox
*** Highly, Highly Recommended **
It takes a uniquely talented, seasoned master of photography like Jeff Palmer to convey a sense that is generally best experienced in person and translate it so meaningfully to another sense entirely.
In this book, the tactile experience of caresses, rubs, embraces and more is eloquently captured, evoking the emotions associated with these physical sensations in an almost inevitable way: the rush of feeling when a loved one brushes you as he walks by, the light touch of a supportive hand on the back of your neck, and yes -- the pleasures found by self-touch.
Jeff Palmer's beloved black-and-white is anything but cold and unemotional, thriving without warm color by the intense heat of physical closeness. Like the light frisson that often accompanies an intimate stroke of a finger, these images will surprise you with their quiet yet potent sensuality.