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On the desk 18/09/2013

Have been spending some time away from the desk over summer and there have been a heap of books that have landed on the doormat and I have yet to give a decent amount of time to. Others I have been enjoying over the last month and then there are a few projects that have tickled my fancy…

On the desk 18/09/2013

Paul Gaffney – We Make the Path by Walking
(I saw a dummy of this earlier in the year and heard Paul introduce the work to students – the final piece is a poem to walking, to space, to country)

Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton – Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs
(Stunning images from the known and unknown, most interesting on first look is Brouws and Burton’s editing and a great setup intro)

Vanessa Winship – She Dances on Jackson
(Have had almost no time with this book yet and each time I open it I feel I should save it for a rainy day – perhaps the same reason I like to keep a bank of 7 new films on the shelf at all times!)

Brian Griffin – Open
(not a fan of Griffin’s work in general but this I love. I am sure many feel this is somewhat of a gimmicky book, I am not one of them)

Ben Krewinkel – A Possible Life. Conversations with Gaulbert
(thanks to Taco Hidde Bakker for sharing this with me, as with Griffin’s book it features reverse printed Japanese folded pages which, when broken, offer a new level to the story)

¬†Also…

Here is an interesting project seeking funding on Kickstarter by Geoffrey Hiller. The project explores Burma from 1987 until the current day and will be realised in the former of a photobook.

Hpa-An 2012 – Geoffrey Hiller

I am also currently exploring the book ‘Post-digital Print; The Mutation of Publishing since 1894’ (Alessandro Ludovico). It is no page-turner but some valuable examples and interesting questions posed.

All for now!

Matt

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