About the Book
Here's a short excerpt from the book's essay:
"I don’t over-estimate the importance of these five rambles in search of ramen. They are simple self-propelled journeys through the ordinary lands of my city, Winnipeg, in search of ordinary bowls of soup.
When I use the word ‘ordinary’ I mean to say that the ingredients are just that. Garage doors, railway tracks, shopping carts, trees. Broth, noodles, pork, egg.
The act of walking is ordinary too. It’s the most basic, primitive means of human locomotion. It requires no machinery, no device to make it possible. No bikes. No cars. Just a pair of shoes.
The best that can be said for my ramen rambles is that they are unreasonable walks in search of the ordinary.
I can live with that."
I am pleased to announce that Ramen Rambles has been selected for inclusion in the 2nd Juried Photobook Exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, Vermont. The show runs from August 24 to August 26, 2017.
David Firman has participated in solo and group shows across Canada and in Europe. His work is represented in several collections including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal). For further information, visit www.firmangallery.com