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Matt Stuart - All That Life Can Afford, Plague Press, 2016, London/Haarlem

 

Cloth bound, second edition of 1000 copies, signed. Text by Geoff Dyer, design by SMITH Claudia Paladini.

All That Life Can Afford captures the nuances and oddities of London’s busiest streets, in a series of images taken in the capital between 2002 and 2015. 

A first edition of All That Life Can Afford came out in 2016. In 2020 Matt published a totally re-designed and sequenced book. In his introduction to the book, Geoff Dyer writes:

“More generally- and equally improbably - he has made one of the famously grey capitals of the world, into a city of vibrant colour. Not quite the Kodachrome-drenched blues and candyfloss pinks that Alex Webb seeks out in the hot light of the tropics but chicken yellows, peeled oranges and (especially) bus-y reds. In a working city, these colours are not just decorative; they are obliged, understandably, to do their share of compositional load-bearing and story-telling. The result? An endless blossom of momentary metamorphoses that are turned, in turn, into something permanent. Another name for this - for the skateboarder turned photographer - might be arrested development. No Entry signs (white on red) invite us in. Red routes (no stopping) and yellow lines (no waiting) urge us to do exactly the opposite. And he lets us.”

More at Matt's site/shop.

Pages: 160
Place: London/Haarlem
Year: 2016
Publisher: Plague Press
Size: 22 x 27 cm (approx.)







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Cloth bound, second edition of 1000 copies, signed. Text by Geoff Dyer, design by SMITH Claudia Paladini.

All That Life Can Afford captures the nuances and oddities of London’s busiest streets, in a series of images taken in the capital between 2002 and 2015. 

A first edition of All That Life Can Afford came out in 2016. In 2020 Matt published a totally re-designed and sequenced book. In his introduction to the book, Geoff Dyer writes:

“More generally- and equally improbably - he has made one of the famously grey capitals of the world, into a city of vibrant colour. Not quite the Kodachrome-drenched blues and candyfloss pinks that Alex Webb seeks out in the hot light of the tropics but chicken yellows, peeled oranges and (especially) bus-y reds. In a working city, these colours are not just decorative; they are obliged, understandably, to do their share of compositional load-bearing and story-telling. The result? An endless blossom of momentary metamorphoses that are turned, in turn, into something permanent. Another name for this - for the skateboarder turned photographer - might be arrested development. No Entry signs (white on red) invite us in. Red routes (no stopping) and yellow lines (no waiting) urge us to do exactly the opposite. And he lets us.”

More at Matt's site/shop.

Pages: 160
Place: London/Haarlem
Year: 2016
Publisher: Plague Press
Size: 22 x 27 cm (approx.)