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Stephen Gill

Nobody, 2010
106 pages
Full colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780955657733

Dubbed by Martin Parr the new "whiz kid of British documentary," Stephen Gill (born 1971) records the immediacies of city sights with airy specificity and lightness of touch. Gill's latest volume, Coming Up for Air, collects work made in Japan in 2008 and 2009. Unlike previous volumes such as Hackney Flowers, these images minimize local information in favor of achieving what Gill calls "a kind of fictional aquatic world.... muffled chaos seen through squinted eyes."

Consisting of 98 colour photographs that linger and pivot upon the lightest of effects, this superb work of bookmaking comes with a hand-painted acetate dust-jacket.


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