"To my father, art had no restrictions. He was a true ‘American Primitive.’ He greatly enjoyed sketching and photography, carrying a camera with him whenever he could."
-John Carter Cash
“Neither of my parents ever threw anything away,” says John Carter Cash, the only son of Johnny Cash and June Carter. So, by his parents’ death in 2003, the family vault brimmed with photos and scattered ephemera. John Carter spent years cataloging everything, and the result is “House of Cash” (Insight Editions, $40), a deeply personal, often surprising scrapbook of his home life. (Now 41, he appears as a boy in many of the photos from the book.) In addition to the pictures, many taken by the Man in Black himself, the book includes Johnny Cash’s handwritten poems; one, from 1982, is hopelessly titled “Don’t Make a Movie About Me.”