ciprian honey cathedral.  Photographs by Raymond Meeks.
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ciprian honey cathedral.

Photographs by Raymond Meeks.
Mack, London, UK, 2020. In English. 96 pp., black-and-white & color illustrations, 9½x11¾".

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2020 by:
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All editions are out-of-print.

The signed trade edition includes a slip signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover.

What is there between the branch and apple when it falls?
We have seen it—we would recognize it anywhere.  Yet of an evening we are told
nothing is there.                                
                                                                                                              — Wright Morris

Raymond Meeks is renowned for his use of photography and the book form to poetically distill the liminal junctures of vision, consciousness and comprehension. In ciprian honey cathedral, he brings this scrutiny close to home, delicately probing at the legibility of our material surroundings and the people closest to us. 

Meeks has long been fascinated by the way we construct the world around us; how we carry our possessions, these accumulated comforts, inheritances, markers of material success; how we adorn homes with trees and shrubs, a mantle clock to count the hours. Stumbling across an abandoned house or unkempt lawn becomes a search for common clues to tiny hidden transgressions, 10x8" self portrait of Adrianna Ault, numbered and signed by Ault & Meeks 

This question of knowledge and understanding is perhaps most drastic in our solipsistic reality. Meeks also photographed his partner, Adrianna Ault, in the early mornings before she awoke, on the threshold at which daily domestic life converges with the deepest state of sleep. This plight of supine trance is a place of reprieve beneath the surface of consciousness, free from the chaos and uncertainty of the sentient world above, and alludes to the veiled threat that, ultimately, we are utterly unknowable to one another.

Reviewed by Odette England on photo-eye Blog.

Sold Out — About the Limited Edition

Special Edition of 150 — Pictured below, click to enlarge

  • Signed and numbered first edition of ciprian honey cathedral
  • An additional linen softcover limited edition book, titled errata, including a Meeks transparency print on acetate
  • 10x8" self portrait of Adrianna Ault, numbered and signed by Ault & Meeks
  • Enclosed in a numbered wooden frame housing
  • Wrapped in glassine.



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