Known for her quiet portraits of American cultural movements, Kristin Bedford’s new work, Cruise Night, is an intimate and unstaged exploration of Mexican American lowrider car culture in Los Angeles. From 2014 to 2019 she attended hundreds of lowrider cruise nights, car shows, quinceañeras, weddings and funerals. Bedford’s images offer a new visual narrative around the lowrider tradition and invite us to question prevalent societal stereotypes. Located at the intersection of aesthetics and social realism, her photographs explore the nuance of cars as mobile canvases and the legendary community that creates them. With the bold language of color photography and the female vantage point, Cruise Night is an original look at a prolific American movement set against the Los Angeles cityscape.
Format: Clothbound 144 pages
Dimensions: 30 x 30cm with 75 color photographs
Publisher: Damiani, Bologna, Italy
ISBN: ISBN 978-88-6208-727-8
Publication Date: Spring 2021
Damiani presents a Cruise Night Collector’s Edition that includes the book and a signed and numbered print by Kristin Bedford: 'Gypsy Rose', Imperials Car Club, Hawaiian Gardens, CA, July 12, 2015, Inkjet print, 7" x 10.4". The photograph has been printed in 2021 in a limited edition of 30.
Collector's Edition of 30 copies
Shipping from July 2021
Damiani, Bologna, Italy