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

Book Title: Gateway

Photographer/s: Simon Bernhardt

Place of publication: Sydney, Australia

Year of publication: 2014

Publisher: Momento Pro

Language: English

Dimensions of book: 370 x 300 mm

Edition size: 50 Limited Edition

Binding, paper & printing details: Hard cloth cover, case bound, stab sewn, colour digital prints on coated paper.

Number of pages: 48

Number of pictures: 18

Designer: n/a

Editor: n/a

Printer: Momento Pro

ISBN: 978-0-9874203-2-9

Retail price: $135 AUD

Where to buy; stores/ distributors/URLS: Personal Online Store, list of retailers in Australia, ‘Beautiful Pages

Link/s to existing book reviews: n/a

Summary of project:

“Through 16 contemporary engaging portraits of cannabis users, Sydney-based advertising and editorial photographer Simon Bernhardt is attempting to dispel stereotypes, while sparking serious debate about whether cannabis is really a gateway drug, and its possible future legalisation, for medical and recreational purposes in Australia. The limited edition book release also aims to minimise emotion from the sensitive subject of illegal drug use while providing insight into the individual’s cannabis use through text.”

Simon Bernhardt