54 page hard cover book, 25 x 20.7cm
A photographic narrative in which the addition of an explicit text not only directs and heightens the potential reading of the image, but serves to question the reliability of photography. The text remains confidently authoritative (under the pretence of a simple inventory) as its relation to the photograph gradually breaks down to describe elements beyond the image in sense, space and time before beginning to refer to the next image, breaking abruptly and starting again with a basic, ‘truthful’ description of the new photograph. As the book progresses (there are 26 photographs - a mix of found, commercial and personal) the transitions between images, along with the descriptions, become increasingly absurd and start to suggest an overall narrative (introducing reoccurring figures, objects and a fictitious timeline). Text is traditionally present to support, clarify or tame the open image; to supply the answers. Here, that support is shown to be fallible and is replaced with a mysterious narrative thread that demands a patient and sustained reading of both image and text.