Mark your calendar for a double launch for two (plus) new publications by musician/photographer Don Pyle. The release event happens on Saturday November 26th, 2022, 7pm, in the Two Twos room at The Annex Hotel, 296 Brunswick Ave in Toronto.

Shot In A Mirror is a new 100-page collection of 50 intimate portraits, and is the second book from Don Pyle. Spanning 1977 to 2016, this edition of colour and black and white photographs is published by Midnight Mass Press, 2022.  Included in the book are images of Stephen Andrews, Martin Sorrondeguy, Paul Henry, Paul and Miki Zone, Piano Rain, Dax Pierson, Bruce McCulloch, Kirby, Matt Wobensmith, Jess Scott, Diane Anastasio, Marc Manning, Matmos, Caroline Azar and Beverly Breckenridge of Fifth Column, Bryan Fisher, George Salmoni, John Teaves, The Reds, Kevin Hegge, Extra Fancy, Soft Cell, Fred Schneider, Christeene, KP Kendall, David Bowie, Lou Reed, The Dishes, The Runaways, Long Branch, Lisa Myers, Gary Floyd, Shary Boyle, Arno Kazarian, Richard Gullo, Meg Hewings, Patti Schmidt, Edmund White and Wendy Coburn.

Also launching that evening is a Don Pyle edition of Susto. Susto is a 24” x 30” double-sided screen-printed portfolio/poster of select photos, designed and printed by Martin Sorrondeguy, encased in a custom-screened envelope. Photographer, filmmaker, artist and vocalist, Sorrondeguy is the sassy front-man in Los Crudos, Limp Wrist and his latest Chicago-based outfit, Canal Irreal. The wildly successful Susto series has traditionally featured Sorrondeguy’s own work, but he has expanded that base to include new editions by LA photographer Dawn Wirth, with the latest one focusing on Pyle’s punk photos, including rare shots of the Dead Boys, The Cramps, The Dils, Divine, Tyranna, Teenage Head and Johnny Thunders/Heartbreakers.

Each book is accompanied by a companion volume, Reflections In A Mirror, featuring an interview with Don Pyle conducted by Chris Colohan and Matthew Finner. Pyle provides images relating to the conversation from his photo and personal archive. Risograph printed, 8.5” x 11”. Each set includes a deluxe colour postcard portrait of Gary Floyd from 2016, and a Shot In A Mirror bookmark designed by Ashley Hohman. Cover of Shot In A Mirror was designed by Ashley Hohman. Interior of both volumes designed and laid out by Ali Qadeer.

Admission to the launch is free and with a cash bar. A select collection of photographs will also be displayed and Pyle will give a slideshow/talk at 8pm. Martin Sorrondeguy is the guest DJ spinning tunes before and after..

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