Motel Life by Peter Black; Mary Macpherson

Motel Life by Peter Black; Mary Macpherson

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MOTEL LIFE MIXES THE ELEMENTS OF THE POETIC WITH ENGAGED DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. THE IMAGES SHOW EXTERIORS, INTERIORS AND THE PEOPLE WHO INHABIT MOTELS IN AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND. PHOTOGRAPHED IN BOTH UPMARKET AND BUDGET ACCOMMODATION, THE IMAGES ARE STRANGE, MELANCHOLIC AND POIGNANT, AND OFTEN SEEM TO CONTAIN THE FEELINGS OF THE PREVIOUS OCCUPANTS. “PETER’S SCRUTINIZING LENS PLUCKS FRUIT FROM AN ORCHARD OF MUNDANITY. ALTHOUGH MANY OF THE IMAGES ARE DEVOID OF DIRECT HUMAN PRESENCE, THEY NEVER READ AS IMPERSONAL. ON THE CONTRARY, THE STRENGTH OF MOTEL LIFE LIES IN THE TENSION CREATED FROM ITS BALANCE OF INTIMACY AND ANONYMITY. I’LL START BY SAYING THIS IS GOING TO BE A GREAT BOOK!” MATTHEW CASTEEL (AMERICAN INTERIORS, PUB DEWI LEWIS). INCLUDES THE POEM ODE TO THE MOTEL, BY MARY MACPHERSON. This 2021 MMM Photobooks Paperback is in Mint condition.

Signed & Numbered First Edition ISBN: 9780473570248 SKU: 1311420 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.