Useful Photography #002
Publisher: Amsterdam: Artimo, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101860
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated wrappers. Photographs compiled from eBay and edited by Hans Aarsman, Claudie de Cleen, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels, and Hans van der Meer. Unpaginated (256 pp.), with 256 four-color plates. 11-5/8 x 8-1/4 inches.
[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]
From the publisher: "Many thousands of people now own a digital camera. Many thousands more sell their personal items over the Internet everyday. Suddenly everyone is a photographer and all homes are studios. The second issue of Useful Photography is a collection of photos posted on eBay, images which display the surprising creativity of the amateur photographer. Hence a pair of blue slippers posed against a leopard print background, a picture of a fan that also reveals the feet of the photographer, and a speaker set, shot from both the front and back, shining with pride on a green billiard cloth. You may never look at an object, or a photograph of an object, or a virtual posting of a digital photograph of an object, the same way again."