Charlie Hillhouse’s PHOTOGRAPHS is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

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Title: Photographs

Photographers: Charlie Hillhouse

Date of publication: February 2013

Place of publication: Brisbane, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 28cm x 38cm

Edition size: 100

Number of pages: 28

Number of images: 24

Cover, Type of binding: Loose

Type of printing: Digital

Type of paper: Newspaper

Printer: The Newspaper Club

Publisher:  Small House Books

Publication designer: Charlie Hillhouse

Publication Editor: Charlie Hillhouse and Ella Cattach

ISBN: 978-0-9874769-0-6

Retail price: $14

Category: Artist book

Summary of Project:

The photographs in this new collection of Charlie Hillhouse’s work appear simple and understated on newsprint. As the collections purely descriptive title suggests, there is no concerted theme or narrative that binds the photographs together. There is, instead, a feeling for the fleeting moments, and a sense of their humble importance. The ephemeral nature of the newspaper has the same anti-aesthetic quality of the photographs, and a seeming reluctance to declare itself art. It is an accessible object to be enjoyed, collected, treasured and perhaps eventually destroyed. It also includes a black and white insert of photographs distorted beyond figurative recognition. Their abstraction is a jarring offset to the newsprint snapshots. This publication is produced in collaboration with Sunroom Press.

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