The villages in France, and more generally in Europe have been in existence for many hundreds of years. In that time they accumulate stories, tales of adventure, of love, of woe, and of those that lie in ruins. In some, a natural cause might obscure a darker history, haunted by the memories of fallen lives amidst the wars of men. William Stewart’s book takes us on a journey through one such abandoned village, Oppède Le Vieux in Provence. Continue reading “Abandoned, Oppède Le Vieux”
This book takes us on a journey through the world of the coffee with foamed milk. Common misunderstandings are clarified, popular myths are debunked and challenging questions are raised. Indulging in the pleasure of a cappuccino, we don’t sufficiently appreciate what a complex brew it truly is, but help is at hand with this enjoyable A–Z. The light hearted, yet thought provoking, essay of pictures and words touches on the history, geography, economy and even politics that have contributed to our favourite brew. Continue reading “Ceci n’est pas un cappuccino”
“Whats the ugliest part go your body?” is Stuart’s latest foray into self publishing. It is a 54 page self published book that examines the idea of of chance and coincidence. The pictures are made on the device on hand most often with him, a smart phone. What makes the work cohesive is an editorial style that looks for patterns or recurrences of imagery after the images are made and then reviewed as a kind of archive mining. Continue reading “Whats the ugliest part of your body?”
Shrouds, photographs of cars undercover, is available in two formats, an Artist Book, limited edition, and a general release. Shrouds contain stories and pictures from exhibitions plus more from my wanderings.
And trees, young and old, amongst ancient ruins, bordering fields and rivers. Continue reading “Trees: A Photographic Collection”
The Lilydale Project
Suzanne Phoenix’s first hand made artist book combines childhood archival analogue photographs and digital photographs created over 2 years after moving back to the Yarra Valley surrounded by the aggression, the beauty, the disenfranchised and the dreamers that make up what we know as ‘middle Australia’.
William Stewart’s photography exhibits a peripatetic quality, engendered by immersing himself into the character of a region at the slow pace of walking. Spending the greater part of the year travelling he finds his projects, and sometimes they find him. And it is this latter course that describes how ‘A Fortunate Land’ came about. Continue reading “A Fortunate Land: The Norse in Greenland”