A retrospective exhibition of Stephen Gill’s London series made between 2000 and 2013 will be on show at Foam FotografieMuseum Amsterdam from 17 May 2013 until 15 July 2013. In addition to the photo series, the exhibition includes an overview of his publications.
Stephen founded his publishing imprint Nobody in 2005 in order to exercise maximum control over the publication process of his books. His overriding intention is to make the book the finished expression of the photographs, rather than just a shell in which to house them. Experimentation with materials, and a hands-on, tactile approach to maquette making lead, in many cases, to his finished books having an individual, unique presence. This tactile approach includes materials and techniques such as lino cut printing, letter press printing, mono prints, spray paint, rubber stamps and on occasion entire books are manufactured and assembled by hand in Stephen’s East London studio. He considers the bookmaking process to be a key final stage in the production of his photographic works, and he aims to make books that are conceptually consistent with their content. All decisions made during production are therefore directed by the requirements of the work rather than any external influences or considerations.
Stephen has also edited other photographic books including -
Let’s sit down before we go – Bertien van Manen – 2012
Bright, bright day – Andrey Tarkovsky – 2008
Unseen UK – Photographs by the people at the Royal Mail – 2006
On this site there can also be found a small selection of special prints and books.
Please e-mail with enquires relating to all other print and portfolio editions.
PHotoEspaña Photography Book Award 2011 has awarded Nobody “Outstanding Publishing House of the Year” in recognition for the publications Coming Up For Air and B Sides