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Words by Timothy Prus
Edited and sequenced by Stephen Gill
Design by Melanie Mues
Published by the Archive of Modern Conflict
67 black and white photographs
234 x 275 mm
Printed on Mohawk Superfine white eggshell, 148 gsm
Clothbound hardback with silk screen cover
Printed at EBS, Verona, Italy
Published in 2014
Stephen Gill has worked for many years exploring the culture and environment of Hackney in East London. Some time ago he discovered the work of a lost photographer who had begun to interpret the photo of a kiss in a special and personal way. Kissing can be quite like the reverie in a beautiful forest, it can also be end-of-pier theatre. Our Master of the Hackney Kisses knows how these traits combine. His sensibility transcends the profession of wedding photographer, in each kiss you see the future, the past recedes. Reenactment is a pleasure.