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Stephen Gill has again used his surroundings as the inspiration for this beautiful and evocative series. Hackney Flowers has evolved from his series and book Hackney Wick. This times Gill has collected flowers, seeds, berries and objects from Hackney, East London, that were then pressed in his studio and re-photographed alongside his own photographs and found ephemera, thus building up multi-layered images extracted from the area. Some of the base photographs were also buried in Hackney Wick, allowing the subsequent decay to imprint upon the images, stressing this collaboration with place. A parallel series also runs within this finely produced volume, showing members of the public in Hackney with floral details on their person. This is a warm, poetic and visually exciting book containing images that leave an overwhelming sense of colour, emotion and rhythm extracted from a single borough of London.
*The slight defects to the very last copies of Hackney Flowers (first edition) are quite minor and usually the ink was a touch low on the silk screen cover or the alignment on the silk screen spine not perfectly straight. Sometimes also the first endpaper has a tiny mark or glue dot etc.*
Photographs by Stephen Gill
Monoprint cover by Stephen Gill
Words by Stephen Gill
Edited and sequenced by Stephen Gill
Design by Melanie Mues
Published by Nobody in association with the Archive of Modern Conflict
65 colour photographs
220 x 286 mm
Printed on Job Parilux, 170 gsm
Silk screen clothbound hardback Printed at EBS, Verona, Italy
Edition of 3500
Published in 2007