I hope you're keeping well. The nights are getting a little longer which is exciting me way more than it should. The adjustments in the sun's pitch could be seen clearly as I sailed back over the Irish Sea to Scotland after spending a few days in Northern Ireland with family. So whilst on the subject of Northern Ireland, I thought I would add a few words on a book I purchased from another photographer also from the the little province.
Victoria released The Illusion of Purpose at the beginning of 2018 with Another Place Press publishing the end product. It's another wonderful product created by the independent publisher from the Scottish Highlands. The layout and physical form of the book is bold and impactful, which perfectly highlights the subject matter.
This body of work by Victoria focuses on mankinds relentless voyage into a digital and 'cloud storing' age. An age where media and communications float past us without being seen and are rarely tactile in a physical form. This work is a graphic summation of what appears to not be important in modern living; bold and substantial structures that offer a simple and one dimensional function or service.
The book is thoroughly enjoyable. It does what other great books should do... It makes you ponder the message it is trying to send as you turn each page and it leaves you with further thought's and intrigue into the underlying message. The photographs are wonderfully rendered on what appears to be low contrast colour negatives which allow the images to breath and allow the viewer to digest at their own pace.
If you wish to purchase a copy please visit https://anotherplacepress.bigcartel.com/product/victoria-j-dean-the-illusion-of-purpose