I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of a book. It’s becoming increasingly harder to imagine them being used with everything going digital but having a tactile feeling touch to images that can be handed around and the experienced shared with others is a great way to connect. I’ve already looked at zines but a book is s step up from that as well as a different medium in it’s own right.
Issues I’m having ….
The project originally started out as a look at the subculture of punk, but has now encompassed other themes. What would be the book about ?
My gut feeling is saying to treat it as an extension of the zine/exhibition, but I have some lingering doubt and can see a potential in a book being structured slightly differently.
I wanted to carry on with another experiment with working with text. I thought I could mock up some potential spreads for a book and that led me to the idea of using multiple images or a dyptech for it.
I’m fairly pleased with the diptych layout and in my mind the portraits and the dark empty spaces have always been a partnership, I tried placing images in the exhibition in this format so it’s just an extension of that re purposed for the book format. I think the empty lonely scenes compliment the portraits and emphasise the themes of aloneness and an abandonment.
I think that it’s an interesting avenue to pursue, but perhaps bearing in mind the amount of time I have it may be something that I have to revisit later.