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Searching for your Shadow by Chris Rydlewski

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180x180mm Case Bound Books.
Cover onto 170gsm Silk.
Wrapped over greyboard case.
Matt laminated to the outer.
2x 4pp End Papers Printed onto 170gsm Uncoated.
66 inside pages onto 170gsm Silk.
Four colour print throughout.
Trimmed, collated and case bound.

Chris says “This photobook consists of an exploration of my Parisian mother’s home district (the 15th arrondissement). This is one of the most everyday areas in Paris, with little there to attract the tourist or the sightseer. These are also the streets I trod when I spent a week in Paris in 1967, aged 15. I spent a week walking, visiting galleries, observing, and absorbing. I did not have a camera at that time, but I now understand that that week was pivotal to my visual education. I learnt to not passively look, but to actively see. Later in life I became a photographer.”

The 180x180mm is a compact size that surprises the reader when it is open and there is a wide 360x180mm double page spread. The hardback cover gives it an impressive aesthetic and weighty feel as does the dramatic cover and endpaper patterns. A well designed, curation of historical pieces and thought-provoking photography.

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