- 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
- "All pictures made by Mike Slack from 2011 to 2017 in Lima, Snow Creek, Los Angeles, Paris, Blythe, Catalina, Carpenteria, Phoenix, Santa Barbara, Picacho, Hollywood, Desert Center, Waikiki, Tucson, Bishop, Glassell Park, Fontana, Casa Grande, Joshua Tree, Indianapolis, Arequipa, San Bernardino, Maricopa, Eloy, Simi Valley, Glendale, Redlands, Lake Tahoe, La Cafada, Parker, Reno, Desert Hot Springs, Whittier, and Mauna Kea"--Colophon."Clouds, electronics, fog, bugs, glass, cellophane, rust, weeds, waves, particles... Mike Slack delves into an overheated terrestrial ecosystem in The Transverse Path, surveying a luminous topography of monumental details and mundane vistas with cosmic curiosity. Transcendental in mood, Slack's vaguely sci-fi photographs envision a sun-blasted wilderness of synthetic and organic stuff, all tangled together, flourishing and disintegrating on its own terms, as if engaged in an ageless negotiation (or flirtation?) just beyond our grasp. Where does nature end and its opposite begin? And where do people figure into this balance? Made primarily around the American southwest from 2011 to 2017, these vivid compositions -- like a series of thought-bubbles in search of a narrative -- are concise and direct, yet driven by an emotional ambivalence that hovers between stark environmental dread and calm intimate reverie"--from publisher's website.