Coming up for Air

Photographs and words by Stephen Gill

Hold your breath and put your fingers in your ears to mute the chaos of the modern world. Information often completely denied or starved. With information turned right down now it scarcely emits a pulse. Whispers of truth demanding closer attention with the visual foundations reduced often to no more than muted colour and implied forms leaving less room for some of the photography’s strengths. Like a giant aquarium seen from the fishes’ murky perspective on the other side of the glass. A chance to sink into this fictional world made up of faint traces from the real world. A song that has been stripped down and played with less chords, out of tune, distorted, with a few blips, played at the wrong tempo and missing a beat or two with the hope that feelings can remain.



Images from the book ‘Coming up for Air’, published by Nobody.

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