Gareth McConnel

Close Your Eyes

via Self Publish, Be Happy

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Close Your Eyes is a combination of visual techniques and multiple exposures and layers to create a trippy effect that relates to McConnel’s portraits of ravers. The book is beautifully made with a bright orange transparent case. Each page penetrates the viewer with bright colours in an exaggerated way that replicates the representation of acid trips. McConnel’s images are a mesh of portraits, archival images from British history and cloud formations. Overall, it is a unique visual experience that surpasses the limitations of the photobook format.


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