This exhibition is a case for curiosity. "Holiday photographs?" one might ask. Yes, but photographs by one of the best portrait photographers working for today’s press. "Homage to the mother of his child?" one might ask. Yes, but does not jealousy enter into this father’s gaze? Ed Alcock does not photograph the conventions of happy families, no marriages, birthdays or outbursts of laughter. He portrays himself in these photographs of Muriel and Nino. He seeks in their image the gravity that he feels whilst watching them, a seriousness of which these two are rarely divested. Hobbledehoy is also a book for those who know how to look, who want to probe seen experience, to search, to examine the subject with excitement, to admit tone and nuance. Hobbledehoy suggested to Emmanuel Carrère a story based on the memory of a family album discovered in the locked room of a holiday home. It is neither a forward nor an afterword, but a story inspired by Ed Alcock’s curious photographs. It is the kind of text which never gets commissioned, and which we are very happy to publish.
20 images, silver printed made on Kodak paper laminated on dibond and framed in american wooden boxes without glass.
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7 images 100cm x 80cm 3 images 80cm x 65cm 4 images 60cm x 60cm 6 images 36cm x 30cm
Maison d'édition "Terre Bleue"
Hobbledehoy Ed Alcock with a story by Emmanuel Carrère Éditions Terre Bleue Publication November 2013 Information 104 pages 18 x 24,5 cm (L x H) Photography by Ed Alcock Original short story by Emmanuel Carrère In bookstores November 2013 Price : 24 € ISBN 10 : 2-909953-30-0 ISBN 13 : 978-2-909953-30-4 Distribution (France) : PUF Distribution : Union Distribution