"The first major monograph of the artist's photographs. The title refers to Watson's single-minded, distinctive style, and a light hearted reference to the fact that he has been blind in one eye since birth." (nyartbeat)
"Watson is surely one of this century's foremost photographers, as these black-and-white images attest. Whether the poser is a model or a convict, the result is at once stark and sensual. So it is all too sad that the book doesn't allow Watson's work to stand alone: The typeface battles with the prints, and Cyclops as a whole becomes as much about the book's designer as about the artist. Still, since this is the first such collection of Watson's photographs, it's a fault that seems to be worth trying to ignore." (ew.com)
"Watson's images in this book are quite simply some of the best images of Black & White photography in any book! They are technically perfect and arrestingly beautiful. His images are powerful, moving, creative, and always well composed. Furthermore, the printing in this book is one of the best I've ever seen. If you appriciate masterful black & white images you would probably be happy with this book even if you had paid 5 times what this costs!
This book is truly a must-have for anyone who appriciates great photography." (amazon client)
- HC, 28 x 35 cm., 200 pp.