Niagara is the book that accompanies the collection by Alec Soth who uses the iconic location to highlight various notions of romance rather than the natural phenomenon of the Falls. In between quiet shots of newlyweds or their love letters are interspersed photos of the Falls in all their glory as contrast to the frailties of human nature and the oft inevitable fall out. This book is held together by the quiet details of the pawnshops and parking lots, the hope and hopelessness etched in the eyes and expressions of Soth’s subjects who are falling in and out of love.
Hardcover, 144 pages. Steidl, 2006. $39.60 at Amazon.