After the Off by Bruce Gilden. First edition (1999). First impression large format hardback in new condition. Flat signed by Bruce Gilden to title page. No markings, this is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About After the Off
The people of rural Ireland have a unique visual flavor an idiosyncratic aesthetic that is definitively theirs. So, in this book, with text by the Irish writer Dermot Healey, Bruce captures the riveting strangeness that exists at the core of Irish horse-racing. The project finds Bruce as flash-happy as ever, catching bystanders in moments of horse-betting craze. Photographs by Bruce Gilden and Story by Dermot Healy.
Set in rural Ireland against the background of the on-course gambling which operates at the many local race meetings that are held throughout the country, this extraordinary collaboration between two great artists, then combines powerful black and white portraits with vividly atmospheric storytelling. A powerful synthesis of exhilarating texture, it combines both the direct and the surreal to create a riveting and dynamic portrait of an aspect of Irish rural life. Over the years Gilden has produced long and detailed photographic projects in New York, Haiti, France, Ireland, India, Russia, Japan, England and now in America.
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