Between the Shell.
[London]: (Mack), (2013).
4to (265 × 194 mm), pp. (thick card leaves, first and last page affixed to boards as issued). Colour photographs. Colour photo-illustrated thick card covers. Michael Hoppen Gallery blindstamp to first page. Fine.
First edition. 'Paul Salveson’s photographs were born in New York and Virginia between 2006 and 2011. Constructing images in domestic environments from items found in arm’s reach, the results are absurdist constructions in which commonplace objects are jocosely rendered in polychromatic puzzles.
Salveson describes his photographic process as 'unfolding like a private performance in an empty house, or after everyone falls asleep... my engagement emerges from a perspective that precedes familiarity, disregarding the functions and cultural associations that objects are assigned. I try to process my surroundings with an alien mind.’
Salveson was given the 2013 First Book Award for this work.