Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, in association with The Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 109976
This deluxe limited edition includes an original Type-C print of the photograph "Birdhouse" (reproduced on plate 24 of the book), and is limited to 15 signed and numbered copies (this being #13/15). The paper size of the print is 10 x 12 inches; the image sizes is 7-3/8 x 11 inches. Each print is signed and numbered in black ink on verso by Fraser. The print, made on Fujicolor Crystal Archive paper, is protected with an archival (acid-free) Light Impressions sheet of paper and is housed, with a signed copy of the book, in a custom-made clamshell box.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Hardcover. Fine maroon linen cloth, with title stamped in white on front cover and spine and four-color plate tipped in front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Peter Fraser. Essay by Gerry Badger. 60 pp., with 42 four-color plates, and two additional four-color plates with reproductions of all the numbered plates. Includes a brief biography. Beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 14-1/8 x 14-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "In the illuminating essay he has written to accompany this new work by Peter Fraser, Gerry Badger tells of the mix of feelings he had on first seeing one of Fraser's photographs. Moving from surprise, bafflement and incomprehension to admiration and pleasure, he experienced the 'flame of recognition' when, to quote James Joyce, the 'whatness' of a thing is revealed. Fraser himself has described his pictures of static, seemingly mundane objects as 'trying to understand what the world around me is made of.' The results of this quest, which is at once delightfully simple and highly sophisticated, are visually stunning images that, best of all, become more rewarding every time you look at them.
Since his work was first exhibited in the early 1980s, Peter Fraser has established himself as one of the most important photographers working in the UK. Drawing inspiration from the work of William Eggleston, with whom he spent a formative two months in 1984, he has become a master in the poetic use of color in his art. In 2004 Fraser was shortlisted for the prestigious Citigroup Photography Prize. An internationally acclaimed photographer, his work has been widely exhibited and is included in many collections in Europe and the United States."