Drifting. Photographs by Machiel Botman. HUP Gallery Amsterdam, 2005. Unpaged (appx. 60 pp.). Octavo (small size). Hand-numbered and signed limited edition of 25 copies. Stiff wrappers. Accompanied by silver gelatin print (5 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.), Syndney, 1999 (shown at right).Black-and-white reproductions. Housed in printed card slipcase.
A stunning and very scarce artist's book from the author of Rainchild produced for his 2005 exhibition at HUP Gallery in his Amsterdam.
"Machiel Botman has always been in love with life and photography is part of life, of his life. He has a rare consistency in expressing this love by becoming a most subtle collector of photography books, one of his passions. Then he has traveled, loved, and he continues to do so, and he exhibits his work, which is his way of telling us about it all. He can spend ten years working on the layout of "Rainchild" to give us one of the most beautiful and authentic books of recent years. He can make twenty times over bookdummies of books that will never see the light of day and we can only be grateful when he lets us see them."--Christian Caujolle READ MORE
Trace of edge wear; otherwise book, print, and slipcase Fine.