There are also two shows going up with images from books I've seen recently, and which I look forward to seeing on the wall instead of on the page. Alex Kirkbride's American Waters project (at Hammer Galleries), where he photographs water in every state, has a high gimmick potential. But in looking at the images a second and third time, I find they really do tell us something not only about the states they were made in, but about our country's general attitude toward nature and discarded objects. There is also Allan Tannenbaum's study of John Lennon and Yoko Ono in New York in the '70s (at Steven Kasher). The book I sometimes find redundant, so I'd appreciate being able to focus on a culled selection -- because I know there are great photos in the body of work, I've just had a little trouble getting at them in the book.