Stephen Gill - Coming Up For Air


Photographs by Stephen Gill
Words by Stephen Gil
Edited and sequenced by Stephen Gill
Design by Melanie Mues
Published by Nobody
98 colour photographs
106 pages incl. 1 gatefold
250 x 330 mm
Printed on Symbol Tatami White, 150 gsm
Hand-painted dust jacket clothbound hardback
Printed at Die Keure, Bruges, Belgium
Edition of 4500 Published in 2010

Coming up for Air is the result of a long-term photographic body of work made in Japan between 2008 & 2009 over the course of three visits to the country. Though the images were made in Japan they are not essentially about Japan and are more of a reaction to my life in London at the time.  Unlike the other more descriptive photographic series I had made, this time the information in the images has been starved or almost in some cases completely denied, like muffled sounds when swimming beneath water. A fictional aquatic world as if viewed from the other side of an aquarium looking outwards. The series is more of a reaction to the modern world rather than an attempted description of it. 

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