Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell
Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Photographs: Gareth McConnell

Publisher: Sorika

152 pages

Year: 2014

ISBN: 9780957557345

Comments: Illustrated soft cover,30 × 24 cm, BW duotone, offset on Fedrigoni arcoprint milk paper. Edition of 523, signed by the photographer

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In this new photographic art book Gareth McConnell continues to revisit his photographs of young visitors to Ibiza – a well known series of McConnell’s, which is characterised by a more subtle understanding of his subjects than just the usual ones of sex, drugs and sunny hedonism. McConnell is a highly respected photographer, known for great technical ability. However, in this new book has reworked his studies as defiantly low-tech monochromes, with an exaggerated emphasis on reprographic redundancy, and a pleasure in the failures of vintage reprographic techniques. It’s as much, if not more, about photography and print themselves, as it is about its subjects.

McConnell has always had a poetic sensibility, situated in alignment with acute skills of documentary observation. Here, he transcends documentary orderliness, gathering his images into a darkened, narrative unity, so that they become servants of an ominous, low-lying mood. It’s the disturbed calm of heavy, electrically charged, pre-storm weather, or the ambiguous twilight of the awakening reveller – the reveller who does not know if the birds are singing for morn, or for eve.



Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

Gareth McConnell,Sex, Drugs & Magick (book two) (signed)

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