“Quarried” is the fourth Chapbook or Photozine from Simon, based on his personal photography.
This Chapbook “Quarried” 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 200 will ever be printed of these limited-edition chapbooks. Each one is numbered.
From inside the back cover;
‘Landscape photographer Michael Kenna said that he tries to “invite viewers into the frame to imagine, experience, sit awhile, meditate, be calm and quiet for some moments, before returning to their busy activities.”
Dalkey Quarry is at the weld of an ancient collision of Europe with America. The Iapetus Ocean drained as the Wicklow Mountains rose from the impact. Magma upwelled into the fractured crust, forming a batholith of granite.
Some 420 million years passed before the rock was repurposed by the hands of artisans as harbour piers, boundary walls and buildings.
I chose a ledge that was cut over a century ago as a vantage point. I gathered a second of spring light in one scene. I quarried and repurposed the rock yet again.
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