Dream/Life. Photographs by Trent Parke. Hot chilli Press, Kirribilli, Australia, 1999. 142 pp. Oblong quarto (11.75 x 10 in./30 x 25 cm.) First edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
With a nod to classic street photograph, Australian photographer Trent Parke observes Sydney as a city 're-mystified'--peopled with spirits and shrouded with as sense of the mythical. Transcending documentary, reality and dream seem to intermingle in his pictures. Using the harsh Australian sunlight to his advantage, he produces high-contrast plays of light and shadow that recall Brassai, Moriyama adn Hujar.
A trace of wear at base of spine; otherwise Fine/Fine