Micah Lexier: David Then & Now
Author: Micah Lexier
Publisher: Plug In Editions
Size: 23.5 x 16 cm
This book is a document of Micah Lexier’s project, David Then & Now, which took place in a series of bus shelters in Winnipeg in the summer of 2005. The project consisted of a 48 different images placed in the spaces normally occupied by bus shelter advertisements. Each bus shelter image consisted of a pair of images, taken of the same person 10 years apart. Each of the people being depicted in the images had the ﬁrst name of David. The original images were taken in 1993 for a project entitled A Portrait of David which consisted of 75 different men and boys named David, one for each age, from age 1 to age 75. David Then & Now updates that project and is a document of what a decade looks like as seen in the changes that each individual went through over that 10-year period of time.
The main body of the catalogue consists of 75 full-page image spreads, one for each of the original 75 Davids including their before and after picture. (Those Davids that we were unable to ﬁnd or who had passed away by the time we did the 2003 photo shoot were represented with a blank spot.) In addition to this photo spread, there are two essays and two photo-essays. One photo essay consists of 6 images by Sheila Spence of the bus shelters throughout the city. The other photo essay is by Doug Lewis of the 2003 photo session.