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A Practical Guide To... Collaborative Book

A Practical Guide To… is a handmade, hand-bound collaborative book beginning with Chapter 1: Mycology, written, photographed, and designed by Áine Carr. Content for all other chapters was created by and belongs to each artist named respectively. This copy of the book was printed, bound, and covered by hand by Áine Carr. all information in A Practical Guide To… is presented as valid information, but combines real photography with fake, farcical information and facts. All pages of Mycology: Chapter 1 were inspired by my wild mushroom identification photography series.

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 all information in  A Practical Guide To…  is presented as valid information, but combines real photography with fake, farcical information and facts. All pages of Mycology: Chapter 1 were inspired by my wild mushroom identification photography series. I have been photographing and cataloguing fungi species in the mid-atlantic region for about 3 years. Fungi identification is an amateur passion project of mine where I am mostly utilizing google and online forums as references, so it seemed a good place to apply tongue-in-cheek fake facts to my photography. Here are some of the actual documentations that inspired this collaborative book chapter.

all information in A Practical Guide To… is presented as valid information, but combines real photography with fake, farcical information and facts. All pages of Mycology: Chapter 1 were inspired by my wild mushroom identification photography series. I have been photographing and cataloguing fungi species in the mid-atlantic region for about 3 years. Fungi identification is an amateur passion project of mine where I am mostly utilizing google and online forums as references, so it seemed a good place to apply tongue-in-cheek fake facts to my photography. Here are some of the actual documentations that inspired this collaborative book chapter.

 Clavicorona pyxidata

Clavicorona pyxidata

crown-tipped coral mushroom

*Laetiporus gilbertsonii

*Laetiporus gilbertsonii

*I’m still not certain about this idenitification but it looks like a sulfur-shelf mushroom (Laetiporus gilbertsonii).

Auricularia auricula-judae

Auricularia auricula-judae

wood ear or tree ear mushroom

Amanita Ceasaria

Amanita Ceasaria

red-capped amanita

Amanita caesaria

Amanita caesaria

red-capped amanita

Ganoderma tsugae

Ganoderma tsugae

Hemlock shelf mushroom

Calvatia gigantea

Calvatia gigantea

puffball mushroom

Monotropa uniflora

Monotropa uniflora

ghost pipe mushroom

Amanita flavoconia

Amanita flavoconia

fairy tale mushroom

Tricholoma pardinum

Tricholoma pardinum

champignon mushroom

*unidentified

*unidentified

looks almost like a false death cap mushroom, but it lacks the rounded cap that usually is associated with that species. This one has a flatter and very highly textured cap that is cream colored rather than off-white or green-white.

Pycnoporus polypore

Pycnoporus polypore

bracket fungus

Laetiporus sulphureus

Laetiporus sulphureus

sulpher shelf mushroom, chicken of the woods

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