"What's the ugliest part of your body...?"
Flanéury; with a phone camera in the 21st century. My newest photobook available for purchase.
If 'seeing comes before speaking'? What are we capable of knowing by simply looking when we look at photographs? Which part of your body reads these pictures in this book, indeed all photographs? What happens when those photographs are organised in an age old format such as a bound book that offers very little other information? Unlike most books.
These are some of the thoughts I hope that run through your mind as you leaf through this book.
Having a pocket camera as part of my everyday belongings has changed how I work as an artist. Any thing or object can now be immortalised using this small device. The downside to this is ending up with thousands more photos than I can ever hope to look at in my lifetime. This leads to regular revisiting of this archive of 'cursory glances' of the world around me. As a creative challenge, I try and make sense of this pile of images and then make small editons of cheap books of the work.
I also feel an interactive element could be used as a bonus layer of engagment with these images, so now I add a web page for each book. This page actually includes several images that didn't make the final edit of the book as well.