96 pages, hardcover,
7" x 9"
Crushed is Jason Fulford's second book. This selection of color photographs was inspired by the contrasting feelings of sadness and humor. One interpretation being that beauty and humor can be both an antidote and necessary companion to melancholy. The pictures were taken from 1997 to 2001 in the United States, Canada, France, Hungary, India, Iceland, China and Romania.
"Generally speaking, the imperfection
in everything human is that its aspirations are achieved only by way of
their opposites. I shall not discuss the variety of formations, which
can give a psychologist plenty to do (the melancholy have the best sense
of the comic, the most opulent often the best sense of the rustic, the
dissolute often the best sense of the moral, the doubter often the best
sense of the religious), but merely call to mind that it is through sin
that one gains a first glimpse of salvation."