Book Design

Book design for the first monograph of a photographer’s career. A collection of 140 of black and white photographs taken in various places around the world from 1954 to the present.

Ken Van Sickle has been a professional photographer since 1954 but this is the first book that comprises his vast archive of work, which captures the lives of artists and bohemians on both sides of the Atlantic. If it happened in the past six decades and was worth photographing, you can be pretty sure Ken Van Sickle photographed it.

Van Sickle (born 1932) participated in a defining era of midcentury street photography: he assisted Robert Frank, exhibited with Duane Michaels and had his photos included in the very first photography exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1960.

The New York Times published a wonderful account of Ken’s journey: