One Tree - Special Edition

by Machiel botman

2011

Signed

£450.00
One Tree - Special Edition by Machiel Botman. Special edition. Medium format slipcased hardback in new condition. Signed and numbered by Machiel Botman to front end page. Also, includes a signed and numbered (14/20) original print. Edition of 20. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About One Tree

A key figure in contemporary Dutch photography, Machiel Botman has always photographed as a way to understand life. He is not restrained by photographic conventions, but rather welcomes mistakes and surprises that combine with the highly personal nature of his subjects to create, as Ms. Ollier described it, “the world of Machiel Botman.” Like his individual photographs, Botman’s books and writings are autobiographical and chronicle the stages in his life, but they do not follow a linear narrative. One Tree, the artist’s third monograph, comprises a collection of images that are at once dark and hopeful, challenging and inviting. The book ends with Botman’s short story, The hawk & the cat, which plays off wonderfully with the images preceding it. The Dutch photographer shows black-and-white images from his new book, One Tree, most of which seem to be about things glimpsed in passing-a world more lost than found. Figures are a ghostly blur or a half-seen reflection; landscapes dissolve and shatter. The work is dreamy and disorienting and sometimes results from multiple exposures: a chair floats before a building façade; a white horse is superimposed on the view of a distant house on a hill. But even the most seemingly straightforward pictures can leave you in a world of uncertainty.

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