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Fucked up fotos / Stephen Dupont
Bib ID 7497438
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Dupont, Stephen, 1967- photographer, author
 
Description [Austinmer, NSW] : Stephen Dupont, [2017] 
©2017 
204 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm 
Summary

As he reveals in his introduction, "Fragments & Broken Frames," Stephen Dupont meticulously archives all of his photographic contact sheets and negatives, throwing nothing away, and struggles with editing to select his best work for publication. He writes, "This book, however, is not about my best work. It features only the work I originally overlooked. They are mishaps; mistakes and general fuck-ups along the way, photographs that would have never seen the light of day." Trawling through his rejects like a surrealist seeking the "extraordinary, magical and poetic," Dupont groups his selections into a few broad categories and reproduces most of them at the same scale as the originals, surrounded by the multicoloured chinagraph scars of his previous edits. He concludes that perfection is boring, and these imperfect, complex and mysterious interwoven moments "offer a new meaning to the art of photography itself, like fractured puzzle pieces from a waking dream."

Full contents
  • Fragments & Broken Frames / Stephen Dupont
  • Light
  • Multiple Exposures
  • Flash
  • Unknown
  • Emulsion
  • Fixer
  • X-ray.
 
Notes

"A Bordertown book." -Colophon.

Limited edition of 5 copies.

National Library of Australia's SR copy is numbered 1/5, signed and dated by the photographer.

Subjects Dupont, Stephen, 1967-  |  Documentary photography -- Australia.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.  |  Photobooks -- Australia -- Specimens.  |  Australian
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Fucked up photos

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