Daniel Purvis’ SOMEWHERE NEAR HOME is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Title: Somewhere Near Home

Photographer: Daniel Purvis

Date of publication:  2015

Place of Publication: Adelaide, Australia

Language: English

Dimensions of book:  21 x 14.8 cm

Number of pages: 20

Number of Images: 23

Edition size: 50

Publisher: Stolen Projects

Design: Daniel Purvis

Printer: Hero Print

Retail price: $15 AUD

Where to buy: Via online store

Summary of Project:

“Memory suggests my suburb feels the same as it did twenty years ago, expect the cottages are vanishing. Many large blocks are subdivided and sold, the houses viciously torn down by new residents wanting to leave their own mark by erecting smooth and bored cladded shells. They’ll be filled with Ikea furniture. Maybe they’ll have Italian leather lounge suites. Some families like mine, families that could already be three generations deep into the family home, still remain in their beautiful like austerity houses and faux-Mediteranean homes. But so many more are disappearing. I’m not so melodramatic as to cry oh a la mort!! Let’s just say thing are changing and I miss what was. So when free time allows I take long walks through the suburb and shoot. Often times I don’t know why.”

Daniel Purvis