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Rich and Strange

Artist
David Campany
Price
$90.00
Date
2012
Publisher
Chopped Liver Press
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-0-9571612-1-4
Size
16.2 × 22 × 1 cm
Length
46 
Description

As the image world becomes electronic, paper photographs from the past drift about in search of new homes. Earlier this year the writer and artist David Campany chanced upon a press photograph in a flea market. It was taken in 1931 on the outdoor set of a film shoot. The director was Alfred Hitchcock. The film was Rich and Strange. Campany turns the photograph into a book of the same name.Hitchcock was the master of suspense but photographs suspend in a very different way. The show but they don’t tell. They describe but they don’t explain. They are factual enigmas. Zooming in, the book picks out the seemingly endless details: African shacks, rickshaws, lily white movie stars from Europe, a nervous producer, a cameraman, scattered props. All in a field in Elstree, North London.Rich and Strange is a homage to the materiality of photographs, to filmmaking, to abandoned archives and to the photographer who shot this image but whose name is lost.

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