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Waiting / Julie Shiels
Bib ID 7427249
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Shiels, Julie, 1954- photographer
 
Printer Melbourne : Printed by Bambra Press
Description Balaclava, Victoria M.33, 2017 
©2017 
72 pages : chiefly colour illustrations, ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 9780994517043
Summary

Julie Shiels' images "are wilfully obstinate, the light too harsh in many cases, the colours too shiny and blank to offer the easy satisfactions we have come to expect from images of the everyday. They are photographs of surfaces, of details from public spaces taken on a mobile phone, while waiting. And yet this is unmistakably not Instagram. This is not life as a brand. The rustic-charm filter has been turned way down. There are no humans in shot. The natural world is conspicuously absent. Cropped like this, one after the other, they are claustrophobic. I kept asking myself: where are the human moments? Only gradually did I realise that these are images intended to make us look much harder than we usually do." -Miles Allinson from 'Homeless in Utopia', essay accompanying Waiting.

Notes

Essay by Miles Allinson; editor: Helen Frajman; book design: Joy Hawkins Design. -Colophon.

Limited editon of 150 numbered and signed copies.

National Library's copy is no. 134/150, signed in pencil by the artist.

Subjects Photography, Artistic.  |  Photography -- Australia -- 21st century.  |  Photobooks.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Allinson, Miles, 1981- writer of afterword  |  Frajman, Helen, 1953- editor  |  Hawkins, Joy, book designer  |  M.33 (Organisation), issuing body

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