If You Go, All the Plants Will Die

If You Go, All the Plants Will Die

by Fred Mitchell

Contributions by Derrick Brown

Published by: Yoffy Press

Imprint: Yoffy Press

112 Pages, 6.70 x 9.60 in, color and BW photos throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9781949608243
  • Published: April 2021


Like a country song but without the country part, If You Go, All the Plants Will Die explores failed relationships through dead plants. While living in Las Vegas and suffering through the stages of a deteriorating relationship, Fred Mitchell became hyper-aware of dying plants all around, mirroring and mocking his private life. He decided to embrace the absurdity and began documenting the haunting flora both in nature and in the studio. The book has a hand-crafted feel - the pages are semi-transparent to allow color fields to come through and impact the imagery, and the book is saddle-stitched with a silk-screened cover.