“Most people can take photographs. They just can’t take good photographs; whereas Michael Carlebach, as you’ll see when you look through this book, can. And his photographs aren’t just technically good. They’re funny, and interesting, and thought-provoking…
“This does not surprise me. I know Michael, and he’s a funny, interesting, and thought-provoking person. He’s also no stranger to weirdness. In fact, he seeks weirdness out, and is not afraid to have weirdness thrust upon him.”
Dave Barry’s a fan of Michael Carlebach‘s Sunny Land, and we are too! This photography book offers a unique view, both realistic and comic, of Miami and south Florida during the last decades of the 20th century, when political and social turmoil, urban decay, and suburban sprawl made Miami a curious amalgamation of glamour and violence, all of it bathed in sunlight. Sunny Land portrays a Florida left out of the tourist brochures, a place that is in some respects invisible, though no less compelling and meaningful.
And if you’re in Florida this weekend, you’ll have a chance to meet Michael himself, along with Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Franzen, and a full list of other amazing authors at the Miami Book Fair. The fair begins today and runs through Sunday, when Michael will be signing copies of Sunny Land at 1:30 p.m. You’ll find full details here.