Drew Pettifer’s I KEEP MINE HIDDEN is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

i keep mine hidden

Title: I Keep Mine Hidden

Photographer: Drew Pettifer

Date of publication: 2011

Place of publication: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 210x150mm

Edition size: 1000

Number of pages: 64

Number of images: 35

Cover; Type of binding: Cloth, Section sewn

Type of printing: 4 colour offset printing

Type of paper: 170gsm Novatech Matt Art Paper

Printer: Everbest Printing

Publisher: M.33

Publication designer: Darren Sylvester

ISBN: 978-0-9871670-3-3

Category: Artists Book

Retail price: AU$33

Summary of project: Taking its title from a 1980s Smiths’ song, this is a book of intimate photographs of the artist’s friends and lovers taken over a two year period. These previously unseen images form something of a diary cum queer family album as the willing subjects make themselves available for the camera’s gaze. The camera lingers – in bedrooms, bathrooms and often watery external environments – over the naked and semi-naked bodies of young men as they are caught in moments of self-admiration and introspection.