YOLO is a conceptual photo-poetry book collaboration between Brandon Johnson, Sean Patrick Cain, Carina Finn, and Stephanie Berger. The project investigates the phrase "You Only Live Once" in contrast to its carpe diem contemporary pop usage as an ultra-conventional moment mori literary trope presented in the unconventional literary medium of a photographic series. Featuring an inscribed granite headstone positioned in public locations through the city of New York, it’s Charles Baudelaire x Ed Ruscha. Antediluvian literary motif presented through photo-based conceptualism. Ye Olde Grandfather Literature gone meme. In memoriam. #YOLO
The "book" consists of a series of 27 5x7" photos in a disposable-style hand-made paper packaging stamped with silver ink and sealed with a wax fleur-de-lis.