TAMSIN GREEN ARTIST BOOK “BORN OF THE PUREST PARENTS” IS AVAILABLE NOW TO ORDER (35 EDITIONS ONLY)
When I was a child I was fascinated by books about rocks and minerals. Books that talked about where they come from, how they were formed and their cultural importance. Inspired by what I found in these books, much playground time was spent digging up earth and trying to identify the uncovered specimens. Faced with fragments of rocks and minerals in daily life, I started to question if I would be able to find them again within their natural landscape.
Salt comes from the sea; dead, vanishing and living ones. As bodies of water appear and disappear they deposit salt. With the slow passing of time brine pools, salt domes and veined caverns emerge on the surface of the earth. Fundamental to human life, for millennia we have sought out these salt landscapes. Reliant on the natural world to provide for us, we built settlements in places where salt could be harvested.
I began mapping this unfamiliar geological terrain, the result of both natural processes and human endeavours. Born of the Purest Parents combines field images with photographs of found specimens and google satellite images to create an alternative guide to salt. An essential mineral that has shaped the history of human civilisation.
128 pages with 5 foldouts
155 x 225 mm
51 black and white photographs, 5 drawings
Hardback, with laser cut cover
4 limited edition salt prints 125 x 125 mm
35 limited edition handmade books, signed and numbered
**Salt printing is one of the earliest photographic processes in history, invented by an Englishman named William Henry Fox Talbot in the early 1830s. The salt printing process involves coating paper with salt water (sodium chloride), followed by silver nitrate. The two chemicals combine to form silver-chloride, making the paper light sensitive. The paper and negative are then exposed to sunlight, or a UV lamp. The print is washed, gold tinted for archival quality, and fixed in the darkroom.
Each book includes a complete set of 4 5×5” limited edition salt prints of salt specimens.
**Book is made to order and will be shipping from U.K. (Production and delivery might take time about one month or more after we receive your order)
Photographs/ Design/ Drawings/ Text: Tamsin Green
The book concept was developed with Yumi Goto at Reminders Photography Stronghold, Japan.
The project was developed as part of TRIPOD, with Miranda Gavin at Photofusion, UK.
© 2018 Tamsin Green. All rights reserved.
Printed in London, UK.
Published in March 2018.
Photomonitor Book Prize, Photofusion SALON/17
Nominated for MACK First Book Award 2018
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