(Arles): Actes Sud / Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie, 2007.
4to (280 × 220 mm), pp. (incorrect pagination, collated complete as compared to another copy at the Victoria & Albert Museum). 44 black-and-white photographs; short pen mark to top edge. Black endpapers. Black-and-white photo-illustrated paper-covered boards, black, text in white; leaning slightly, head of spine and rear tips bumped, light surface marks to covers. Pillsbury’s presentation inscription in black ink on title-page. Michael Hoppen Gallery blindstamp to front free endpaper.
First edition, an association copy inscribed to Michael Hoppen: ‘To Michael / Thanks for your support / & encouragement from / these first pictures / through those made in / London - / [signed] Matthew’.
In 2007 Pillsbury was awarded the Fondation HSBC photography award. His work characteristically uses long exposures made with a large-format camera and natural light. Many of the photographs in this book feature television, computer, or display screens, which give off the only light source in each of the pictures, it also includes work made in natural history museums and other attractions.
Pillsbury had solo exhibitions at Michael Hoppen Gallery in 2005 and 2007.