“Impermance” is the first 2022 Chapbook or Photozine from Simon, based on his personal photography.
This Chapbook “Impermanence” 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 100 will ever be printed of these limited-edition chapbooks. Each one is numbered.
From inside the back cover of “Impermanence”;
Aren’t we mortal, fragile and perhaps a little afraid?
We’ve tested our theories about the origin of our universe and seen what happened 13.8 years billion ago. We’re proud of our ability to predict the past.
Our predictions for the future are less precise. One among many challenges, we store the waste from nuclear reactors even though Uranium-235 has a half-life of 700 million years, more or less the duration of life on this planet to date.
Perhaps James Lovelock was right when he proposed that neither DNA nor language but communication is the universal purpose.
He also suggested that our minds may soon become computerised. If that happens, perhaps the computers that we will become won’t care much about preserving a sustainable environment on this planet for such fragile life forms as we have been. We’ll have become more robust, poised for expansion out from this planet into the wider cosmos. Or will we?
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
- ‘Impermanence’ – this is the post made by Simon when he mailed “Impermanence” to the his subscribers