Nothing by John Gossage


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Nothing by John Gossage

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There was no consideration of the political or any reason to release the book now particularly. It was really the sense that I might be able to find my way through these pictures – in a way that made sense to the original experience

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In 1985, the photographer John Gossage was invited to photograph in ‘The Kingdom’ of Saudi Arabia by Prince Abdullah Bin Faisel Bin Turki Al-Saud. Abdullah has asked Gossage what he might like to see in The Kingdom. Gossage replied that he’d like to take some photographs out in the desert. Abdullah replied, “You know there is nothing out there.” To which Gossage responded, “Yeah, that was sort of what I was looking for.J.Ladd

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The book is separated in 3 parts, which are numbered to guide the viewer. Yet holding the book out it is possible to simultaneously thumb through the first two outer parts simultaneously and disrupt the conventional sequence by being able to open up different spreads together. Therefore, the book can be leafed through a prescribed sequence or be open to multiple layouts.

Sunil Shah in interview with J.Gossage on ASX

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Weight 0.950 kg