Where We've Been, Where We're going, Why?Houseboat / Conveyor Editions 2016 8.5 "x11" Spiral Bound 200 pages Edition of 400 Available here
This collaborative effort is the synthesis of many archives, both personal, and cultural that revolve around a cross country road-trip, Halley's comet, and the first teacher in space. The result is a unique book, in two parts joined together by a centerboard. The archives Boardman and Mays weave together share a chance intersection on the morning of January 28th 1986, the tragic explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. With this departure point, Boardman and Mays try to understand the personal and cultural affects of bearing witness.
Boredom is Freedom Self Published 2015 8.5 "x11" Staple bound 97 pages Edition of 100 Available by request.
Made via boredom. A man (me) discovers the mirco-dramas of a small town in Minnesota, and confronts his own compulsion to photograph. This book is a small test of the imaginary limits that guide creativity.
The Citizen Houseboat 2013 24"x30" & 5.5"x6" Stab bound & Perfect bound 84 pages Edition of 100 Available here
“Daniel B Boardman's latest work, The Citizen, is a thought provoking look at the flip side of America. It is a tale where the everyday world is so hopelessly stark and resolutely somber - that Mankind's escape into the dark unknown reaches of Outer Space - is not only desirable and preferable - but INEVITABLE. Read it -- I believe you will find D. B. Boardman's imagery is unforgettable.” - R. NORTON
72 Second Window Houseboat 2013 8"x10" Spiral Bound 80 pages Edition of 25 Out of Print
A book for short interactions and communications with strangers and foreign situations. The book's title comes from an anomaly recorded at the Very Large Array and is thought to be a possible communication with extra terrestrials. This book is part of a three book set that includes works by Eric Ruby and Dylan Nelson.
Sand Houseboat 2015 8.5"x11" Spiral Bound 45 pages Edition of 1 Out of Print
This one of a kind book is a reflection on archaeology. It documents archeologist both amateur and professional. It explores what goes into the ground and the impossible act of decoding what comes out. Embedded in the book are finds of the viewer to discover.
Family of Man Houseboat 2014 8.5"x11" Perfect Bound 94 pages Edition of 1 Out of Print
This is a complete remake of Edward Steichen's The Family of Man. Only this time it is taken from an individual's perspective. This Family of Man is cataloging of all the important and trivial things that make up one man's life. The book is inspired by the Voyager Probe and it's inclusion of many of The Family of Man's images on it's golden record. Riffing off this gesture of communication I attempt to relay the world as it has been presented to me.