From Overlapse Publishing
Some really exciting news for us this week! The Longest Way Round by Chris Dorley Brown is a finalist in the 2016 British Book Design & Production Awards, in the Photographic Books, Art/Architecture Monographs category. Five judges selected from 575 high quality entries, and category contenders include Grayson Perry's Sketchbooks. Awards will be announced November 10th - see the full list: http://www.britishbookawards.org/shortlist-2016/
Friday, 5 August 2016
My local charity shop is always full of surprises and I find little gems quite often. Here is the latest called OlMyPics and produced between 2004 and 2012 (apparently). Photographic collaboration between Caroline Christie, Bobby Lloyd and Travellers & Gypsy kids. I have never heard of that project to be honest. Even more surprised it has been commissioned, funded and even toured.
I wanted to post a photograph of the Lea River by Eton Manor Walk, view which is dear to me, but this time it has been shot by Marty, aged 10, and it is tilted Looking down River Lea 2004
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
Friday, 10 June 2016
Chris Dorley-Brown is the first artist photographer out of four to present his work on camera. A lengthy discussion which will have to be reduced to 10 minutes for an installation to be unveiled during this year's Photomonth festival at the Cass school. It will be an unusual display with a lot of interactivity, that's all we can say for now.
Friday, 13 November 2015
I am delighted to announce a new book from Chris Dorley-Brown. Busy as ever with his attractive phlegm Chris has managed to produce a masterpiece. This is the first ever book from Overlapse independent publisher and what a result! This is a softcover 168 pages A4 format that takes you through his family past. Family snaps or compositions, objects scanned, letters and recent urban landscapes create an unfamiliar narrative in which you immerse yourself straight away. The story makes you travel but the core remains in East London.
This is a very honest and brave enterprise in which the design plays a key role. There is too much to talk about and my words can't express enough how much I admire the challenge and result delivered by Chris and Overlapse. I can only say, go and visit the website where the book is on pre-sale. This is simply one of the best book I have had in recent years. Congratulations to you both!
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
I am delighted to announce that David George is going to be the next artist photographer to release a publication with Hoxton Mini Press. For the occasion there will be a launch Thursday 19th November at the Mile End Art Pavilion from 6.30pm til 9.30pm. Clinton Road E14QY
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Few days ago I came across this advert on a Central Line train. I need to think a bit more about it but there is something fishy here. One part makes me upset the way it is promoted and the other welcomes it as the East becomes more mainstream but to what cost?