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Book of the Week: A Pick by Barry Hughes


Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Barry Hughes Photographer, writer and SuperMassiveBlackHole publisher Barry Hughes selects III by Robin Maddock as photo-eye Book of the Week.

III. By Robin Maddock.
Trolley, 2014.
This week's Book of the Week pick comes from photographer, writer and publisher of SuperMassiveBlackHole Barry W. Hughes, who has selected III by Robin Maddock published by Trolley.

"The small white ball and other small white interventions that continuously bounce through the monochromatic landscape of Robin Maddock’s III are utterances, glances, skipped-beats and double takes; they represent tiny moments when the rules of life (or indeed photography) become arbitrary. The refined photographs of contrasting light and deep shadows suggest an underlying seriousness, transcending them from play to game. Moments of quotidian beauty are created from the simplest of gesture, with mirth injected into a seemingly concrete existence.

It’s said playing is the fundamental act of creation, and Maddock’s well-crafted images assert this through a page-turning game of association and recall. I’d have to recommend this book for the wry smile it will inevitably raise and the contemplation it quietly brings."—Barry W. Hughes

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III. By Robin MaddockTrolley, 2014.
III. By Robin MaddockTrolley, 2014.




Barry W Hughes is a photographer who writes on the subject too. He has published SuperMassiveBlackHole online photography magazine since 2009. http://smbhmag.com






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