Sex, Drugs & Magick
Edition : First / London / Sorika / 2014 / Softcover. / Near Fine / VG+
4to, Unpaginated (ca 120pp). Printed wrappers. Numerous Black & White plates. .
I know nothing about this book, except that it’s very good. “McConnell continues to revisit his photographs of young visitors to Ibiza ‘ a well known series of McConnell’s, which is characterised by a more subtle understanding of his subjects than just the usual ones of sex, drugs and sunny hedonism. McConnell is a highly respected photographer, known for great technical ability. However, in this new book has reworked his studies as defiantly low-tech monochromes, with an exaggerated emphasis on reprographic redundancy, and a pleasure in the failures of vintage reprographic techniques. It’s as much, if not more, about photography and print themselves, as it is about its subjects.”