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Fox About Town – signed/limited


A.P’s £40.00 + PP. Signed by the artist. 

 

Fine Art Photography publishers Nazraeli Press have selected Martin’s series ‘Fox About Town’ for their ‘One Photo Book’ series which will include a limited edition print.

As this is a very limited run of books only A.P’s are available to purchase.

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The Silence of Dogs in Cars – signed first edition




£25 + PP. Signed by the artist.

A beautiful book of forty five images of dogs in cars, often photographed in the dead of night.

Martin’s first major monograph was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2012. The first edition sold out in a number of weeks and a second edition has now been printed. The book was released in Europe in November 2012 and will be released in the USA in April 2013.

Martin’s preoccupation with the separation that exists both between humans and (other) animals, and between ourselves and the darker emotions we often suppress, is explored in this haunting series that has been seen in exhibitions and press around the world.

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I’ve Lived in East London for 85 1/2 years – signed

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Joseph Markovitch is an original East Ender. He is nearly 87 and has lived in Hoxton for his entire life. He left only once, to go to the seaside with his mother. Joe loves Nicolas Cage films, has five sugars in his tea, and he has quite bad catarrh.

“I was born right by Old Street roundabour on January 1st, 1927. Some kids used to beat me up – but in a friendly way. Hoxton was full of characters in those days. The Mayor was called Mr Brooks and he was also a chimney sweep. Guess what happened? Before the coronation, he was putting up decorations and he fell off a ladder and got killed. Well it happens.”

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A portrait of Crufts

A portrait of Crufts

Crufts is the world’s biggest dog show and takes place in the UK every year.

As a dog owner and photographer I was expecting (hoping?) to see some kind of canine freakshow. But what I found was something very different. The halls were incredibly quiet and almost turd free. The dogs seemed willing, turning their beard for another trim. And then people quite normal.

Crufts told me almost nothing about dogs and a lot about us humans. It is an example of our obsession with control over nature and in particular our desire to manage the animals around us. Away from the green carpet and rosettes I found very average people with a very strange desire to create perfection in their canines. At Crufts they may call their dog “Prancing Archibald goes Forth @ le gay Paris’. At home it’s “Keith”.

I was interested in stripping away some of the fantasy and seeing the people and their dogs in a more honest way.

Crufts has been the subject of much controversy. Critics see it as a cruel celebration of inbreeding and genetic engineering. Participants as a celebration of our greatest animal companion. What I saw was something in between –no overt cruelty and a lot of love but also a rather weird and disturbing desire to live out our ideals through our animals.