Somersault (*signed / not signed*)

@ Meeks, Raymond

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Présentation de Mack Books :

" « We live our lives in widening circles, rarely appreciating their nature and how they bring us back. In a year, my daughter will be leaving home and is no stranger to a similar wanderlust I once knew. As a father, I always felt it was important to instill a profound sense of place, to identify with a certain place as home, even as these ideals have, over recent years, taken on relative meaning. I photograph close to home as memory loses structure, its architecture, trying to make light speak from the fixed edges of rooms long vanished. »

     -- Raymond Meeks

Inspired by his daughter's entrance into adulthood and her imminent departure from home, Raymond Meeks studies the centrifugal forces of the places we live – how they anchor us, repel us, and return to us – through scenes that appear both fragile and immovable. In these photographs, gardens give way to thicket, houses are suspended on stacked railroad ties, and telephone wires and train lines suggest the networks we build to find our way through the world's wilderness.

Among these domestic landscapes are portraits of Meeks' daughter, which capture the introspection and inquisitiveness of early adulthood while paying tribute to the ultimate mystery of their subject's consciousness. Following the success of Meeks’ previous book, ciprian honey cathedral, Somersault is a concise, poetic reflection on home and the ties that bind us to it — all the stronger as they fade into the half-light. "

A large part of the photographs in this photobook have been included in previous books self-published by Meeks (via Dumbsaint Editions), in pretty girls wander (2014) in particular.

Japanese binding. Texts in English only.

We are offering signed and unsigned copies. Raymond Meeks' signature appears on a sticker placed by the publisher at the bottom of the last page (see photo). The publisher applies a 5.00 € supplement for the signed copies.

PLEASE NOTE: Before adding the book to your cart, please make your selection (signed / not signed) below the price.

72 pages - Hardcover

Mack Books, 2021

Format : 17 x 24.5 cm

*Signed / Not signed*

New - Mint condition

$45.77

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Meeks, Raymond

Raymond Meeks is an American photographer famous for the short-printrun editions that he self-publishes, often including prints in the publications. His work revolves around a special bond to his subjects, whether a proximity to the people (family & friends), or a connection, an attachment to places. Raymond has also published several photobooks with Nazraeli Press between 2006 and 2010. In 2018, he published "Halfstory Halflife" in France with Chose Commune, and in 2020 "ciprian honey cathedral" with Mack. In 2021, Mack published "SOmersault", a second edition of a photobook Raymond Meeks self-published a few years prior. © Image taken from the homepage of the artist's website .
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