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'I met Plymouth in the heart of a busted prophet',
This review is from: God Forgotten Face (Hardcover)
I've been following Robin's work and he's definitely a British photographer to watch. Robin you can tell becomes very immersed in his projects and approaches them in a comprehensive way. He provides you with a meditation on not only a place and its people, but also on time. Not knowing much about Plymouth itself, the book gave me some insights and also made me more interested in it as I continued through the book. The interspersed notes and thoughts added a mini commentary on the subjects of the photos and show Robin's personal reflections. I also thought that Owen Hatherley's essay "In Praise of Blitzed Cities" that ends the book complemented the overall mood and style of Robin's photos. You get this feeling of being an observer, but also an insider, guided by Robin who has always had family living in Plymouth. If you have seen his name around, then you should check out the book: it's one with a certain indescribable something that makes it unique.