MADDOCK, Robin. ‘Jannerman’ (nights…). [N.p.]: [Self-published], [2010].



‘Jannerman’ (nights…).
[N.p.]: [Self-published], [2010].

112mo (140 × 90 mm), pp.[54] (5 leaves removed from rear). 39 original c-type photographs pasted in (inc. two on the covers). Tan saddle-sewn wrappers, title in letraset to front; light wear. Maddock’s presentation inscription in pencil to front inside cover. Near-fine.

A unique notebook album, comprising of 39 original photographs showing aspects of Plymouth nightlife, taken whilst Maddock was working on God Forgotten Face (2011). The title is derived from the word janner, a local nickname defined by Cyril Tawney in his book Grey Funnel Lines: Traditional Song & Verse of the Royal Navy (1987), as a term describing a native of Devon, but more particularly in Naval circles anyone from the Plymouth area. This album was produced to support an exhibition proposal.

[With:] MADDOCK, Robin.
God Forgotten Face.
(London): Trolley, (2011).

8vo (215 × 164 mm), pp.[192]. Colour Photo-graphs. Poem by Charles Bukowski, text by Owen Hatherley. Pink endpapers. Colour photo-illustrated paper-covered boards. Signed by Maddock in blue ink on first page. Fine.

First edition, signed. In this, his second book, Maddock continues his examination of English society by photographing Plymouth, a town where he has long-standing family ties. The title is derived from the Philip Larkin poem Plymouth written in 1945, and the words ‘Last kingdom of a god forgotten face…’. Gerry Badger writes that Maddock’s ‘view of things might be indeterminate but, unlike many young photographers, this does not extend to his picture-making’ (The Photobook).

[God Forgotten Face] Parr, M. and Badger, G., The Photobook: A History vol.III p.142.


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