Superstructure by Mark Power. First edition (2000). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. Signed by Mark Power to title page. No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
So, Mark Power made over one hundred visits to the site of the much-maligned Millennium Dome to document the transformation from toxic wasteland to architectural icon. Also with an essay by David Chandler.
Mark Power was born in 1959 in Harpenden, UK. He now lives in Brighton, UK.
‘As a child, he discovered his father’s home-made enlarger in the family attic. A contraption consisting of an upturned flowerpot, a light bulb and a simple camera lens. His interest in photography probably began at this moment, although he later went to art college to study life-drawing and painting instead.
Then, after graduating, he travelled for two years around South-East Asia and Australia. To support himself Power tried a number of jobs (he was an English teacher, a television actor and a fish farm attendant, he painted cinema murals, produced large numbers of identical paintings for others to sell as their own, and ended up running the camera department of a large chemist). While travelling, Power began to realise he enjoyed using a camera more than a pencil. He decided to ‘become a photographer’ on his return to England two years later.’
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