Robert approached us with a new body of work undertaken during his MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths University. During his time living in London Robert began to explore various areas surrounding Hyde Park: Kensington, Mayfair, Belgravia, Chelsea, Holland Park and Notting Hill. Wanting to explore inequality without having to resort to photographing poverty, Robert decided to look at its polar opposite, wealth.
Over the course of the three day workshop we discussed many aspects of the book at length. It was hugely important that the main concepts and ideas behind the project were kept in mind during all stages of the book making process, the project being very much informed by key theoretical texts. Image selection, sequence and layout were all carried out in the usual collaborative manner, with key design features being brought to the table by the RTI team and Robert respectively.
The final outcome was the production of one hand-bound maquette created in house in the RTI studio, and a further two copies printed by Hacketts Reprographics in Dublin and hand-bound by Barbara Hubert Hand Bookbindery in Cork.
BOOK MADE DURING WORKSHOP
Facade explores inequality through the prism of wealth and acts as a conceptual portrait of an elusive and elite portion of society, the super-rich.
- Soft cover with dust-jacket
- Coptic stitch with exposed spine
- 175mm x 275mm
- 80 pages
- 37 photographs