“Breakout” is the eleventh Chapbook or Photozine from Simon, based on his personal photography.
This Chapbook “Breakout” is A5 in size, made up of 32 pages and featuring 17 photos captured by Simon. Thoughtfully printed on quality, heavy-duty paper (more details below), only 200 will ever be printed of these limited-edition chapbooks. Each one is numbered.
From inside the back cover of “Breakout”;
‘Our conscious, reasoning left-brain hemisphere is not the area that produces the esthetic qualities so essential in the world of art. The splitting up and merging of ideas into new combinations, and our aroused sensitive feelings about them – which give a drawing or painting its personal uniqueness – cannot be expressed unless they are freed from conscious thinking and awareness’ – David Friend, Composition (Watson-Guptill, 1975, page 43)
‘The only true voyage … would be … to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees’ – Marcel Proust, The Captive: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 5 (gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300501.txt, 1923, 2003)
I looked up at the night sky and saw a palimpsest. Each photon had travelled vastly differing distances, some perhaps created long before the rise of the dinosaurs. Half of our our star’s output is invisible infrared and since our atmosphere absorbs most of it, I wondered about what we don’t see in daytime.
I had the filters removed from the sensor in a second-hand camera to enable me to look beyond the spectrum of visible light. With his other eye, freed from conscious thinking and awareness, I sought infrared marvels in the radiant and reflective heats of a summertime breakout.
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
- ‘Breakout’ On The Way – this is the post made by Simon when he mailed “Breakout” to the original subscribers