Grays the Mountain Sends
Published by The Silas Finch Foundation, New York, 2013
11.5 x 13.5 inches. 102 pages. 42 full color plates offset printed with UV inks on Mohawk Superfine
uncoated paper. Flexible offset-printed cover. Screw-post binding with custom fabricated steel spine.
Made in the USA.
1st edition: sold out
2nd edition: sold out
Grays the Mountain Sends was named one of the best photobooks of 2013 by The Washington Post,
Photo District News, Hotshoe International, and numerous other critics. It took the top prize in the
photobook category in the New York Photo Awards, it was shortlisted for The Paris Photo/Aperture
Photobook Awards, and it was acquired by libraries at the MoMA, New York and the Amon Carter
Museum of American Art, among many others.
Praise for Grays the Mountain Sends:
“Grays the Mountain Sends is like hearing Merle Haggard sing white blues about dreams and grief. Though
in the book we are allowed what only the best pictures can convey, a sense of light – in this case light at
neglected hours on forgotten places in the American West. And light on the gray eyes of old men there,
some of whom might agree with the painter Rouault who said that ‘light is tragic.’ No careful viewer will
forget this book. The subjects are passionately observed, the reproductions beautifully printed, and the
whole rigorously edited and produced. All to help up to see and to care.”
– Robert Adams
Islands of the Blest
edited by Bryan Schutmaat & Ashlyn Davis
with a poem by Michael McGriff
Published by The Silas Finch Foundation, New York, 2014
11.5 x 13.5 inches. 68 pages. 44 b&w plates offset printed with UV inks on uncoated paper. Letter-pressed
cloth cover. Staple binding. Made in the USA.
1st edition: sold out
2nd edition: order here
Praise for Islands of the Blest:
"With a near-perfect edit, this book can only be described as poetic. Islands of the Blest is a quiet reflection
rather than a straightforward document. Like a melancholic novella about a past lover, this book is as
intimate as it is mysterious. Schutmaat and Davis craft a stunning lyrical lament through beautiful imagery
and near perfect sequencing. Despite its subtlety, Islands of the Blest remains incredibly impactful and is sure
to be recognized as one of the classic photobooks on the mythos of the American West."
– Forrest Soper, Photo-Eye review