Adrian Samson - Mother
London-based photographer Adrian Samson has received commissions from a diverse selection of clients over the years, including the Frieze Art Fair, Miu Miu, ‘Wallpaper*’, ‘Numero Berlin’, and ‘The New York Times’. But for this more personal project he gathered a collection of images in a tender tribute to motherhood. Objects like toys, nappies, and clothes are mingled with close-ups of fruits and bodies. The softness of a baby’s skin becomes tangible as it snuggles against its mother. A playground patiently awaits the moment when the child is old enough to clamber around. And an entire series of pictures of the baby’s hands emphasises the process of grasping and learning by touch.
|108 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, English