Monday, October 7, 2013
This post in particular is for those in New Zealand interested in getting their hands on a copy of my new book SOME THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME, published by Dewi Lewis in the UK. There will be no distribution of this book in NZ. Instead the book is easily obtainable from these online outlets:
PHOTOBOOKSTORE in the UK, HERE, where you can see a vimeo run through of the book.
Book Depository in the UK, HERE, who also have a range of my other books works.
amazon USA, HERE, also with a range of my books.
For anybody interested in any of my small edition, self published artist's books, I still have a few copies left of some of the titles and for purchase I can be contacted directly.
William Eggleston once asked Harvey Benge - What are you doing these days? Photographing the urban social landscape, said Benge. Don't talk bullshit; what are you doing? Eggleston insisted. Making strange pictures in cities, replied Benge. However you look at them, Harvey Benge's photographs are mostly urban and generally strange. His work is mysterious; nothing is solid. The pictures capture contrasts and conflicts which leave you wondering what has just happened and what might happen next. He gives voice to the mundane and overlooked. His open-ended photographic sequences record small moments of everyday life that flash past with tension and ambiguity: an urban dream on the edge of reality where figures retreat, seats are empty, phones don't work. Any and every interpretation is a valid interpretation. What is going on? You decide. With photographs made in Paris, London, New York and Rome, this new intensely personal, some might say autobiographical book, is enigmatically entitled 'Some Things You Should Have Told Me'. It is a remorseless meditation on loss and misadventure, pain and impermanence, the inevitability of change. Questions are asked; there are no answers.
Posted by Harvey's Blog at 9:36 AM