Tim Carpenter: Local Objects

Carpenter, Tim

Publisher The Ice Plant

ISBN 9780989785990

Idea Code 17336

While each picture records the seemingly random non-activity of a typical street view, Carpenter’s meticulous composition and contemplative sequencing creates a harmony of natural and geometric motifs running quietly throughout the book, an interplay of minor chords that draws the viewer into this specific physical place (mostly central Illinois, where Carpenter grew up). Detached from the urgency of current affairs, stripped of all excess, the photographs reflect a poetic attempt to see “the thing in itself,” to make meaning with the barest tools possible.

144 p, ills colour, 19 x 22 cm, hb, English