Neighbourhood by John MacLean. First edition (2009). First impression. Medium format paperback in fine condition. Signed by John MacLean to copyright page. Numbered to front end page (108/800). No markings. Please see pictures. Any questions please get in touch.
Neighbourhood is a project for which MacLean took photographs in his immediate locality of Tooting Bec, South West London. The images were taken between 2008 and 2009 and they are presented as part diary and part archive of the area.
MacLean photographed the same scene twice and captured what was ‘over-familiar’, creating a temporal factor in his book. The photographer took the images in a small radius around his home, walking around and depicting what emerged around him.
About John MacLean
John MacLean makes playfully serious, reflexive photographs.He is fascinated by the concepts that underpin photography. For this reason, he doesn’t shy away from his work being labelled, ‘photography about Photography’.However, he tries—whilst freely acknowledging the difficulty of the task—to make photographs that are also conducive to thinking about how we perceive the world, and our place within it. His primary method is to play against the pre-programmed nature of the camera. The misalignment between how the camera ‘sees’ (mechanically, optically) and how we see (psychologically) is considered fertile territory for his investigations.
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