Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Japanese publisher SUPER LABO has just released my new photobook, How Humans Made God.
The title of this bookwork – How Humans Made God – came from a lecture given by the controversial New Zealand theologian Sir Lloyd Geering at the Auckland Writers Festival in 2013. Geering presented his idea that man has invented God and in saying this he rejects the notion that God is a supernatural being who created and continues to look over the world. My book is not about how humans made God but simply a series of pictures that are open to interpretation and are united in their inability to actually explain anything. This work considers the oneness of things where in many respects everything and nothing is God. I am interested in not prioritizing one thing over another which occurs when disparate pictures are placed together in a photo book. It is my hope therefore that this series of pictures will set a stage for the possibility of invention and lead to thoughts of what do we believe and why the world is the way it is.
Printed in a limited edition of 500 copies, each book comes with one of five, each different, signed and numbered C prints, 15 x 10 cm. The book is an offset printed, cloth-bound, hardcover edition, 17.7 x 25 cm, 76 pages with 66 images.
The book is available direct from SUPER LABO and also at PARIS PHOTO where I will be doing a book signing 5-6pm Thursday Nov 13 and 2-3pm Sunday Nov 16.
Other new books available from SUPER LABO at Paris Photo include editions from Takashi Homma, Ed Templeton, Jim Goldberg, Joel Meyerowitz, Antoine d'Agata, JH Engström and Margot Wallard.
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