Harvey Benge’s …EXCLUSIVITY DWELLS IN HABITAT is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

...exclusivity dwells in habitat by Harvey Benge

Title: …exclusivity dwells in habitat

Photographer: Harvey Benge

Date of publication:  April 2012

Place of Publication: Auckland, New Zealand

Language: English

Dimensions of book:  19.7 x 15.5 cm

Number of pages: 24

Edition size: 100


Design: Harvey Benge

Summary of Project:

Exclusivity dwells in habitat is a collaborative work with Auckland poet Sam Sampson. I came across lines from a more expansive work and on reading the word photographer was prompted to suggest to Sam that I respond visually to his piece. The resultant bookwork, published in April 2012, is in an edition of 100 copies each signed and numbered by Sam and myself. Here is Sam Sampson’s verse:

…exclusivity dwells in habitat
adaptable from desert to compass rose, the inherent nature of construction. Cubist images: violins and guitars analogous to costumes later designed as conforming to the soul… there are several areas of debate,the capacity of a single imagination: emotion for analysis and the claims of a photographer detailing colour with interest in the arc of a possible cause (a likely cause which cannot leave a trace was omitted)

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