GERMAIN, Julian. For Every Minute You Are Angry... Gottingen: SteidlMack, 2005.
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For Every Minute You Are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness. Portraits of an elderly gentleman. Photographs by Julian Germain with the photo albums of Charles Snelling.
Gottingen: SteidlMack, 2005.
4to (280 × 230 mm), pp.. Self endpapers. Colour pictorial cloth-covered boards, spine and upper side stamped and lettered in white and red. Fine.
First edition. Julian Germain made these photographs of an elderly man living alone on the south coast of England over a period of eight years. 'Without ever trying or intending to, he showed me that the most important things in life cost nothing at all. He was my antidote to modern living.'
Hans Aarsman had earlier written that the series 'is a template model for what critical engagement should try to achieve in our day and age: forget the "winners" and "losers" and provide examples of people who operate in a different forcefield. People who are not grasping, not filled with self-importance and not embittered, people with a profound understanding of who they are and what they stand for, something that cuts across all cultures' ('Do we just keep complaining about injustice or do we set an example?’ in New Commitment: In Architecture, Art and Design. Amsterdam: NAI Publishers, 2004).