“Apertures” is the tenth 2022 Chapbook or Photozine (October 2022 edition) from Simon, based on his personal photography.
This Chapbook “Apertures” is A5 in size, made up of 32 pages and featuring 18 photos captured by Simon. Thoughtfully printed on quality, heavy-duty paper (more details below), only 100 will ever be printed of these limited-edition chapbooks. Each one is numbered. (Subscribe to the complete 2022 chapbook series here)
From inside the back cover of “Apertures”;
This month’s pictures are of openings into the opening that is the aperture in the lens’s diaphragm as seen by the lenses between the camera and the mind’s eye. Each is a kind of three-for-one and many include an element of the fourth dimension, time travel. And like coins, there are potential dark reverse interpretations.
Some of these serial openings were serendipitous. Most were planned by others long before I came across them. Whether the images are of jars placed on shelves or snow driven into a fence or a Roman passage above an aqueduct or tourists watching a geyser, all remind me of the very human need for security (or threat) across the ages. I was seeing food storage as security (or botulism), balcony railings for safety (or suicide), secret crossings representing protection (or attack) and an opportunity to harness energy (or tourism).
Some of the images are looking out from archaeological sites like the Keshcorran Caves (10,000 BPE), revealing the present. Others look into history and in the case of London’s St Paul’s, to where another future was being built. This photograph was taken from King Henry VIII’s Mound in Richmond Park, itself a repurposed Bronze Age funerary monument. The cathedral is 16 km distant and this image shows one of the many legislatively protected views of London, a viewing legacy every city should implement.
- Broughton Castle, UK
- Antwerp, BE
- Fanad Head, IE
- Uxbridge, UK
- Phoenix Park, IE
- Pont du Gard, FR
- Henry’s Mound, UK
- Walter’s Pub, IE
- Edinburgh, UK
- Coventry Cathedral, UK
- Holyrood, UK
- Fountain Close, UK
- Lackan, IE
- Haria, ES
- Winchester (nod to Gormley), UK
- Hermitage Basin, UK
- Strokkur Geysir, IS
- Keshcorran, IE
More Chapbook Details
Saddle Stitched Book A5, Cover Silk 250gsm, Inner Silk 150gsm,
Portrait, Saddle Stitch Binding, Cover Both Sides, Cover One Side Matt, Inner Both Sides
See more about what Simon has to say about this Chapbook in these pages from his blog – walkingcommentary.net
- ‘Apertures’ – this is the post made by Simon when he mailed “Apertures” to his subscribers
There are no reviews yet.