Alec Soth's Archived Blog

July 8, 2007

Paris Minnesota

Filed under: Paris, MN — alecsothblog @ 8:40 am

Sonia Rykiel by Alec Soth

  • See some of the pictures here
  • More information here
  • Preorder the magazine here


  1. The ads you shot are going to be a nice surprise for people when they have the magazine itself in hand.

    Comment by Jen Bekman — July 8, 2007 @ 9:49 am

  2. Woah, I bet you to your own punch (click). Oh and nice choice of accompanying image, by the way.

    Comment by Shane Lavalette — July 8, 2007 @ 10:33 am

  3. this is such a wonderful piece of work Alec. your style is so touching and delicate. most photographers, i believe, would make this feel awkward or highfalutin. very nice work – i’m anxious to see it in person.

    be well.

    Comment by ben — July 8, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  4. Thanks Jenny-Lynn. I think the ads are essential to the project. But I felt funny about posting them on the web. I’m not sure they would make sense. Plus, the advertisers need to shell out some more cash before I start promoting their products all over my site.

    Comment by Alec Soth — July 8, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  5. I actually only knew Gilden’s version of fashion magazine, first from, then from a bookstore, and didn’t know it was an ongoing project. This concept is absolutely delicious and I love how you handled it.

    Reminds me of Wim Wenders “Paris, Texas”, in a way.

    Comment by Tomé Duarte — July 8, 2007 @ 11:25 am

  6. i quite like your idea/concept behind this and when looking at the pics i think it works very well…

    Comment by CHRISCHA — July 8, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

  7. I pre-ordered. I look-forward to having one to look at.

    Comment by Harlan Erskine — July 9, 2007 @ 1:53 pm

  8. Any word on whether or not this will be available at Dashwood Books in NYC?

    Comment by Sam Logan — July 9, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

  9. Yes, Dashwood should have it in August or so.

    Comment by Alec Soth — July 9, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

  10. […] Here is a post about the availability of Paris-Minnesota from Soth’s Blog: […]

    Pingback by photography in print » Blog Archive » Fashion Magazine. Paris-Minnesota. By Alec Soth — July 10, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

  11. …we have it on stock now….if someone needs it in Europe !,

    Comment by Markus Schaden — July 11, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

  12. Alec, you are my favourite photographer, with out a doubt. Your images are beautiful and are everything I want in my own work. Please don’t ever stop shooting. Thank you

    Comment by Warren van Rensburg — July 23, 2007 @ 5:59 am

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