Layla Rudneva-Mackay’s GREEN WITH ENVY is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Title: Green With Envy

Photographers: Layla Rudneva-Mackay

Date of publication: 2012

Place of publication: Auckland, New Zealand

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 305 x 240 x 12mm

Edition: 1000

Number of pages: 124

Number of images: 48

Cover, Type of binding: Softcover with dust-jacket

Type of printing: offset

Type of paper:

Printer: Everbest Printing Company, China

Publisher: Clouds + Starkwhite

Publication designer:  Warren Olds

Publication editor: Gwynneth Porter

Texts by Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Jon Bywater, Sean O’Reilly, Selene Forester and Gwynneth Porter

ISBN: 978-0-9876593-2-3

Retail price: $59.95 NZ

Category: Photo book

Summary of Project:

This volume brings together a body of photographic work produced by Layla Rudneva-Mackay from 2002-2009. This work emerged from the ruins of a sculptural practice, and exists in parallel with graphic work, painting and writing. Her practice as a whole is characterised by poetic slips and language holes and visual emersion. This photographic work characteristically involves forms and figures and situations set up against interior and exterior backdrops. Their gestures and activities are not specified, and they are sometimes obscured or altered by fabric and paint. There are also pictures of architecture taken at night, which further contribute to the way in which her work makes space for unknowing, and in doing so, for risk.