Image above: Huger Foote (left) during his book signing at Dashwood Books. © Peru McCarra
Last week, Dashwood Books hosted a book signing for Huger Foote's new monograph, Now Here Then. The photographs, taken all over the world, include a pool party in Memphis…women wrestling in a chair, one in a leather skirt…time moving slowly in Dar es Salaam…a vase of flowers on a desk distressed almost to the point of abstraction….a watery jungle in London’s Hyde Park.
Image above: During the book signing at Dashwood Books. © Peru McCarra
Work prints were created for editing purposes, which were stacked and grouped together, pored over, shuffled, piled, boxed, put away and pulled out again and again. Some prints were inadvertently damaged during this process -- they were stained, torn, sometimes even scorched. This final, furious editing phase gave the prints a unique “patina”, and added artifacts to the images themselves, and was an intense, and serendipitous, last stage of creation for the work, just as important to finishing the images as their original subject matter, composition, color, and light..
Image above: Huger Foote (middle) during his book signing at Dashwood Books. © Peru McCarra
To learn more about Huger Foote, check out our Editor-in-Chief, Andrea Blanch's interview with the artist.