Hackney Flowers by Stephen Gill. First edition (2007). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Choose between a signed or an unsigned copy.
About Hackney FlowersHere, Stephen Gill again uses his surroundings as the inspiration for this beautiful and evocative series. Hackney Flowers has evolved from his award winning series and book Hackney Wick. This time Gill has collected flowers, seeds, berries and also objects from Hackney, East London. These were then pressed in his studio and re-photographed alongside his own photographs as well as other ephemera. Thus building up multi layered images extracted from the area. Some of the base photographs were also buried in Hackney Wick, allowing the subsequent decay to imprint upon the images, stressing this collaboration with place. A parallel series also runs within this finely produced volume, showing members of the public in Hackney with floral details on their person. This is a very warm, poetic and visually exciting book. Containing images that leave an overwhelming sense of colour, emotion and also rhythm extracted from a single borough of London.