Simon Bernhardt’s SQUARE SCAPES is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive

Book Title: Square Scapes

Photographer/s: Simon Bernhardt

Place of publication: Sydney, Australia

Year of publication: 2012

Publisher: Self Published

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 160 x 160 mm

Edition size: n/a

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, perfect bound, offset prints on uncoated paper with a 3D pop-up cube

Number of pages: 76

Number of pictures: 30

Designer: Manny Giannarakis

ISBN: 978-0-9874203-1-2

Retail price: n/a

Where to buy: Online / Australian Bookshops

Stores, distributors, URLs : Berkelouw Books, Hill of Content Bookshop, Beautiful Pages, Kinokuniya, GleeBooks, He Made She Made Gallery, The Local Store, Black Eye Gallery, Collectika, PRESS.

Summary of project:

Square Scapes ontinues to explore his fascination with the minutiae of the urban wilderness. A willingness to search for beauty in the most unlikely places is demonstrative of a resolutely determined aesthete and his work is openly referential towards the great Australian painter to whom this volume is reverently dedicated. Like Jeffrey Smart, Bernhardt’s subjects are the overlooked, the commonplace, the bog ordinary, that come to life, assume a life, under the stringent interpretation of the artist’s gaze. The desire to make us see what is in front of us, properly and for the first time, is surely the yardstick by which to measure true artistic temperament and is transparently this photographer’s raison d’être.”

Ian Murdoch