Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, Gregory Eddi Jones’ latest publication takes stock photographs as a starting point to push the boundaries of what photography can be
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From physical books that transport us to different worlds, to the connections nurtured at book fairs and festivals, the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy unpacks the potential of the medium
In the first of a new series talking to visual creatives about life in lockdown,…
Photobooks, exhibitions and a podcast: the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy picks out five highlights from a year in photography
Bruno Ceschel’s pick of 2018, including The Laundry, a new initiative by Georgina Johnson and with an arts programme by and for women and BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) people
“I love how the city is in perpetual metamorphosis. It’s always moving and glowing,” says Jean-Vincent Simonet, who visited Tokyo, Japan for the first time in 2016, and quickly decided he would shoot at night. “Giving a liquid feeling to the photographs made sense to me. It reinforced the psychedelic experience of being in the city”.
People in Japan describe Tokyo as a “living entity” – not just because of the earthquakes and typhoons that regularly stir the capital, but because it is a city in constant flux. At all hours of the day and night, streams of people and cars rush down its huge neon streets, which sprawl out like tributaries into pedestrianised roads, stacked 10 stories high with shops, restaurants and karaoke bars. Vibrant city centres seem to emerge right off the back of darker inner-city suburban streets, which are all connected by colossal highways, and an elaborate train network that dwarfs most other capital cities’.
The first time Self Publish, Be Happy was invited into Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, its programme included selfie stick aerobics and tectonic crystal healing. The second time it focused on the virtual world. This time, SPBH founder Bruno Ceschel wants to focus in on ideas.
The director of Self Publish, Be Happy on what made 2016 for him – and what he’s looking forward to in 2017
“All of this,” says Bruno Ceschel, sweeping his arm in a theatrical arc, “used to…