Having looked at Alec Soths work on his web site I must say that most of his images are powerful.
When taken as a collection, such as broken manual; they also tell a story.
He seems to have the ability to relate with his subjects and get some of these wonderful characters to allow him to photograph them, the survivalist in this Gillie suite must have been a hard sell.
From the book Broken Manual by Alec Soth & Lester B. Morrison, 2010
His compositions, to me at least; are pretty simple for the most part but incredibly poignant.
There is a sense of lost hope and sadness to a lot of his work which I find depressing to some degree.
Overall I like most of his images and the stories they tell.