Item description for Double Dactyl by Nick Waplington...
Double Dactyl accompanies a solo exhibition of the same name at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. One of Britain s leading contemporary photographers, Waplington is known for photographing British social scenery and his life and close circle of friends and family in East London, where he lives and works. In Double Dactyl he goes one stage further, referencing the grand traditions of history painting, classical mythology and landscape photography. This new work also explores notions of photographic reality, by working withconstructed and manipulated images taken from his own large format photographs. The title Double Dactyl is derived from the Greek word meaning finger, but also meaning a name of two words which have three syllables each, as in Nich-o-las Wap-ling-ton. Double Dactyl features 56 colour reproductions of this new body of work, its surreal and often subtle use of manipulation confirming Waplington s idiosynchratic approach to contemporary photographic practice.
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Release Date Jan 30, 2008
ISBN 1904563678 ISBN13 9781904563679
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More About Nick Waplington
Nick Waplington was born in Britain in 1965. His first book, "Living Room," was published by Aperture in 1991 to great critical acclaim. Waplington's second book, "Other Edens" (Aperture, 1994), is a global series of panoramic self-portraits. "The Wedding" is a continuation of his ongoing "Living Room" project, which also gave rise to a documentary for German television. Waplington is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the British and European Kodak Awards, and the ICP Young Photographer Award for 1993, for his "Living Rom" series. Irvine Welsh is the author of three highly acclaimed books, "Acid House," "The Marabou Stork Nightmares," and "Trainspotting." His latest book "Ecstasy: Three Chemical Romances" is due out in 1996.