I have never come across a book that is so closed to completely falling apart and collapsing upon itself. The idea of taking what looks like a book dummy and making a full print run is so appropriate to Lucas’ constant replicating and rehashing of images.
Jan’s simple act of asking people how they wish to be presented is unexpectedly powerful in the lines it draws about political and cultural assumptions of self-representation. Wait until you see the spider image.
I understand why a lot of people don't like Christopher Williams. For me the rigorousness and detail of his entire practice makes way for a really enigmatic abstraction that this slightly confusing book encapsulates perfectly.
Spector gathers the detritus of early science’s relentless drive to document and categorize everything — demonstrated here through systems for documenting something as transient as clouds — weaving a link from early photography through to the first satellite images.
We (Alex & Lewis) run Fourteen Nineteen, a project set-up to explore and celebrate young photography through publishing, events & commissions.