Jim Stone selected Adam Ekberg’s monograph, “The Life of Small Things,” as the Book of the Week at Photo-Eye:
Published with high production values and understated elegance by Waltz Books, “The Life of Small Things” is evidence of one man’s imagination and the perseverance to manifest it photographically. Much of photography’s traditional significance stems from its ability to record the observations of a perceptive practitioner. But this book presents nothing we’d ever bump into or even think about accidentally, just Ekberg’s charming and quirky inventiveness. These apparently simple images, if we begin to think about his craft, reveal themselves as remarkably complex. He runs electricity and carries a smoke machine into a remote snow-covered forest to illuminate a disco ball and somehow the lunacy makes sense to us. Ekberg, like a skilled dancer, makes it look easy and — almost — natural.