Now Is Tomorrow started as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stuck in lockdown, Jeremiah Dine began posting daily selections of the tens of thousands of photos in his archive, taken over the previous decade. As the months progressed, Dine refined his approach, using the parameters of the current calendar day as a construct. Eventually, uncanny narrative themes emerged from the random nature of this process.
Shot on digital and film cameras and his phone, the images reflect Dine’s ongoing obsession with the “trash stratum,” as well as his daily observations of the mundane and beautiful themes Dine has been exploring since his teens. Each volume contains a week’s worth of images – 10 images per day – organized in chronological order. At turns hilarious, playful, and poignant, Now is Tomorrow shares Dine’s pure engagement with photography: a daily practice that has evolved over a lifetime. Volume 1 was published May 1, with volumes 2 and 3 to follow this Summer.
About the Author
After attending The Cooper Union, Jeremiah Dine published a book, Natural Selection (London/Stuttgart: Editions Hansjörg Mayer, 1983), 104 photographs taken at the American Museum of Natural History.
Dine spent 2 years as a studio assistant to Richard Avedon, and then worked as a commercial/art photographer. His commercial clients included Conde Nast Publications, Simon & Schuster, and USA Today. His photographs were also published in Interview Magazine, The Village Voice, Esquire Japan, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others. Dine’s second book, Daydreams Walking, was published by Damiani in Spring 2020. Dine’s newest book project is Now is Tomorrow, and 3 volumes are being published by Understory Books in 2022. Dine’s work is in many public and private collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. He has participated in many group and solo exhibitions.