Friday, 11:13am
15 February 2013

A car and a gun

Read Rick Poynor’s latest Photo Critique – on the third edition of Redheaded Peckerwood

Rick Poynor’s Web-only Photo Critique ‘Cold-blooded runaways’ is now published on the Eye website. The article looks at the third edition of Christian Patterson’s award-winning photobook Redheaded Peckerwood as an ongoing project.

Patterson puts ‘The viewer in the position of investigator circling through the pages for intimations and clues,’ writes Poynor, and ‘expands the possibilities of the photobook as a medium.’

‘Caril Ann (Tear-Stained / Recto)’, Christian Patterson.
Top: new spread from the third edition of Redheaded Peckerwood.


See BlankPaper’s video interview (below) with Christian Patterson about what influences him, his view on the future of photography and how he managed a project of this magnitude.

BlankPaper / Escuela Fotografía in Madrid are hosting a two-day workshop with Christian Patterson called Photography, Narrative and the Book, 9 > 10 March 2013.

Spread featuring ‘Oregon Trail Bottle’, Christian Patterson.


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