Publisher: Amsterdam: The Soon Institute, 2010
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 110227
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 50 copies, each with one of ten analogue Type-C prints (this copy is the "Folded Paper" variant), image size 6 x 6 inches; paper size 10 x 8 inches, numbered, signed and dated verso by Fulford. Hardcover. Green debossed cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Jason Fulford. 196 pp., with 115 four-color plates. 12-1/2 x 9-3/4 inches. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)].
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "As photographer Jason Fulford recently learned firsthand, mushrooms have a way of growing and spreading wherever they touch ground. It all started when a friend of Fulford's gave him a box, found at a flea market, full of photos of mushrooms--unassuming pictures taken by an unknown but almost certainly amateur photographer, apparently as notes for some mycological studies. Fulford's art photographs--aside from his well-known book Dancing Pictures, which depicted people getting down to their favorite songs--are usually of staid, quasi-mute objects: a smashed Dorito chip overrun with ants, two bronzed doorknobs spooning, the blank back of a street sign. Yet these mushroom images got stuck in Fulford's mind, like a bad song sometimes does, and they started to grow in his own work. The Mushroom Collector combines some of the original flea-market mushroom pictures with his own images and text by the artist about the project."