The Painter's Pool
The Painter's Pool by Jem Southam. First edition (2007). First printing large format hardback in fine condition. Signed by Jem Southam to title page. No markings, pages clean, binding firm, no jacket as issued. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Painter's Pool
'Firstly, I began to photograph the pool around the time Mike became ill. Eventually, the series of pictures grew initially from an attempt to see how the photographic medium might be used to deal with a similar set of concerns to those he had pursued through painting. So, In the early pictures signs of his presence "an easel, wooden poles, bent twigs and bits of string" appear. Gradually as time went on and he was no longer able to work these collapsed and disappeared into the fabric of the woods.' -Jem Southam.
About Jem Southam
Jem Southam (b. 1950) is one of the most critically respected British landscape photographers working today. Celebrated for his important contribution to colour photography in Britain, Southam documents subtle changes in the landscape in relation to the passage of time. So, Southam's subject is the rural landscape of the South West of England, where he lives and works. His photographs are characterised by the observation of cycles of decay and renewal within nature. He returns to photograph a single location over the course of many months and years. He layers and juxtaposes these images to reveal subtle changes and developments in the landscape. Recording nature's entropic instability. His large and detailed colour photographs, captured with a large-format camera. Also often focus on mankind’s place in the environment. Therefore, showing the impact of human settlement on the natural world. Conversely, these images also capture the psychological effect of the environment on man, interrogating our cultural mythologies of natural formations and landscape.
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