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PLEASE NOTE: Pidgin Snaps is now in production so your name can not be listed in the back of the box. However, you can pre-order a copy of the special Unbound Limited edition that will not be available in the shops.
Photographs are a way of making the seemingly banal fascinating and calling into question the very idea of banality. Perhaps banality doesn't exist.
The concentration demanded is akin to the concentration demanded by writing, by making film. But photography is also a tool that is useful in those disciplines. I don't mean photographs as a visual notebook — I am suspicious of employing photos as an aide-memoire. Rather the act of photography makes the (potential) photographer look more intently. You don't passively survey: you gape, you stare. And you reinvent the world, you shape it.
At least you do so if your name is Brandt or Sternfeld or Witkin or Arbus.
Me, I just take Pidgin Snaps.
It’s a box. A boxed set. A boxette. Containing 100 colour postcard-sized snaps of places with brief oblique texts about them on the back of the card. By me. For you to use (or abuse). Or give. Or keep.
If you like the idea, pledge at one of the levels opposite and we’ll aim to have a lovely, shiny boxette with you (or a loved one) in November.
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This book is now published. You can still pledge, but you won't get listed as a supporter in the back.
Digital edition of Meades’s snaps and text, and access to the author's shed
Limited edition boxette + virtual edition
Signed edition boxette + virtual edition and access to the author's shed
All the above + 2 tickets to the launch party at somewhere suitably Meadesian.
Everything up to party level + a ticket to lunch with Jonathan, with his own set menu and wines (central London - 20 places only)