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pretty girls wander.
Photographs by Raymond Meeks.
dumbsaint editions, 2011. 35 pp., 15 black & white and 3 color illustrations, tipped in silver gelatin and silver halide prints,

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Publisher's Description
Original silver gelatin print made on agfa portriga, tipped in on cover.
2 unique silver halide prints tipped in throughout the book.
A loose original drawing titled, 'compensation'.

we live our lives in widening circles, rarely appreciating their nature and how
they bring us back. In a year, my daughter will be leaving home and is no
stranger to a wanderlust I once knew. I always felt it was important to have
a strong sense of place, to identify with a certain place as “home”, even as for
us, home, family and place are ideals which have taken on relative meaning.
I photograph close to home as memory looses structure, its architecture,
trying to make light speak from the fixed edges of rooms long vanished.
I find a measure of relief in a query from Wright Morris, who wrote;
“what is there between the branch and the apple when it falls
we have seen it-we would recognize it anywhere. yet of an evening, we
are told nothing is there”

Raymond Meeks is represented by photo-eye Gallery. See his work here.

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