I have recently completed a personal project that has now been produced as a self-published book, designed by Stanley James Press. I am really pleased to be able share the details of this project, which has been quite the journey:
Unreliable Narrator By Phil Hill
Brass screw post binding
6×4 prints mounted on sugar paper
Small booklet insert & additional object.
Edition of 100, signed.
Unreliable narrator considers the stories we tell to ourselves and each other.
It documents a family secret through half told stories, whilst considering the fragility of memories passed on.
The project began with the reminder of a 20-year-old question; one that I was far too young to comprehend at the time.
Why do you keep the photograph you cut if it wounds so deeply?
Upon looking through a family album, an image stood out from the rest. One of the aging 6×4 photographs was defaced, designed to keep its silence, yet the spectre of the missing piece shouted loudly. Hidden in the partial absence of this benign family photograph was a far more complex narrative – potentially the semblance of an answer.
For more images from the story, please view here: