This year, in the true spirit of Christmas, we’re doing the Miniclick Photobook Advent Calendar where we’ll look at a different photobook, newspaper, magazine or ‘zine we like by someone we’ve worked with in the last 12 months, right up until Christmas Day.
Day 5 – December 5th
Being December 5th, we’re already up to the fifth door in our Great Miniclick Photobook Advent Calendar and it’s a cold and wintery one to suit, with Christopher Nunn’s “Kalush Part 1”. We first met Chris up in Liverpool at Look13 when we bumped into him checking out some exhibitions up there. We kept in touch and Chris was one of our speakers at the Miniclick Short Talks we did at White Cloth in Leeds in October.
“Kalush Part 1 is now available and features a collection of images made in Ukraine during 2013. This new publication includes previously unseen work and serves as an introduction the various projects I have been working on this year.”
Only released last week, this is Chris’s first publication. It serves as a great introduction to the work he’d been doing in the Ukraine this year, bringing together a number of his smaller projects. Even though the images are from a range of different projects, the flow of the publication still holds up really well.
The portraits inserted amongst photos of scenes taken in and around Kalush add a more personal element to the publication and give the reader a sense that Chris is getting depth in his work and has a real reason and purpose to his work there. The portraits of Valik are especially striking.
At 32 pages, it’s a great intro and has left us keen to see where Chris is going with the work.
It’s been designed by Mark Starbuck and printed by Pressision and the attention paid to the design, print quality and paper stock is outstanding (lightweight uncoated Cyclus stock, for those interested). To think that it’s just an introduction to the work is an exciting thought.
The publication costs £7 and is available here. Only 100 copies have been made, so get in there quickly.