Jason Nocito – ‘PUD II’

PUD II is the second book in a trilogy conceived and photographed by Jason Nocito, designed by Ari Marcopoulos and 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 8×10 view camera.

The second book takes on a less rigid structure (even if it is produced with an identical trim size and cover design). Using the debris and puddles as its main subject once again, this time they act to draw together an expanding, disparate set of more personal images touching upon subjects taken up in Nocito’s previous books. It also comes in different colours! The trajectory of the overall project is yet to be defined – but it’s inarguably an exercise in conceptualizing, editing and design – the practice of bookmaking itself. Pre-order a signed copy via Dashwood.