A camera asks a question. The answer is in the image. A photographic dyad.
Will future historians reveal misinterpreted truths? The hope of some photographers is that their images cannot be recast.
Many of the images included herein depict life, offering comfort and hope. Others are an elegiac response to unseen murders.
I refocussed on the distribution of space within the images. I cropped to a portrait aspect ratio and let the juxtapositions happen. Doublets, complements and counterpoints are everywhere.
Sometimes you may be looking at faces that are lived in, seeing into eyes looking out. Some of these portraits of others are by others in other media. Some may not be portraits at all.
“Chronophagia” by Robert Polidori (Steidl, 2014)
Profesora Luz Mar González-Arias, Author Kevin Barry, Artist Carmel Benson, Stargirls Bella and Fia, Author Lia Mills, Producer David Collins, Actor Norma Howard in “Katie”, Artist Felicity McCartan, Brother Anthony Keane.
Harbour Seal, Gus, Giraffe, random beach jogger, Mr Jingles, Cockerel, Grey Squirrel, Mediterranean Gull, Robin.
- “Inter Artes et Naturam” by Ciaran O’Connor (detail)
- “Best Night Ever” by Bob Quinn (detail)
- Bust of Sir Dominic Corrigan (sculptor unknown)
- “Thus Daedalus Flew” by Niall O’Neill
- “Theatre” by Agnes Conway (detail)
- “Wolfe Tone” by Edward Delaney (detail)
The Bracket Books chapbooks are available for online purchase through FabHappy and TheUpliftKit but perhaps you’d prefer to enquire here. They’re being issued by the calendar month, each edition in 2022 limited to 100 copies, each copy uniquely numbered and posted at the end of each month.
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Lia Mills says
I LOVE this issue of the photozines, Simon. Very well done.