Title: A QUIET CONTINENT Photographer: Damian Seagar Publisher: Self-Published Date of publication: 2016 Pages: 76 pages + Cover Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches Edition:N/A, hand-signed by the artist ISBN: NA A collection of moody and quiet Australian Landscapes shot on 35mm film. Damian has been proudly and exclusively shooting film for almost 20 years, often being calling a ‘stubborn purist’ as he has never used a digital camera. He loves the slow, careful process and discipline of using film; taking only one photograph of something and learning from his mistakes, often not discovered ’til weeks later when the film is processed. He enjoys travelling on his own in no particular direction to see where the road and his eye takes him. These images are the product of many a road-trip and unplanned adventure.
Title: SCAVENGER Photographer: Jenny Riffle Publisher: Zatara Press Date of publication: 2015 Pages: 68 + cover Dimensions:9 x 12 Inches ISBN: 978-09903321-3-8 “There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure.”
-Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom SawyerRiley grew up in rural eastern Washington. As a child he read Mark Twain’s stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and decided he wanted to be like those mythical boys. He wanted a life full of treasure and adventure. In the series Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting, photographer Jenny Riffle follows Riley out on his hunts and photographs the objects he collects. Riffle explores the line between documentary and fantasy. She portrays Riley as an adventurous character driven by the thrill of the hunt and the possibility of what he will discover.