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Review

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Here’s a review of the Medical Daydreams exhibition, The Shops and other shows at Photospace Gallery.

From 'Medical Daydreams' (image copyright Mary Macpherson)

From ‘Medical Daydreams’ (image copyright Mary Macpherson)

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30/11/2016 at 11:38 am

Talks tonight about our books

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Peter and I will be talking about the making of our books – The Shops and Medical Daydreams – tonight at the Wellington Photobook Club. The event starts at 6.30pm at Photospace in Courtney Place. All welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/691865884302614/

 

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24/11/2016 at 10:23 am

A few animals

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A few photographic things from today and yesterday.

Been looking at William Eggleston’s portraits book – realised how much of a role fabric plays in some of his great images. And how strange bodies can look encased in fabric.

And talking of fabric I finished stitching my Medical Daydreams Photobooks – by the end I was down to one book per two and a half songs.

Then there are these few images from the phone that seemed to be talking to each other

Wellington (Mary Macpherson)

Wellington (images copyright Mary Macpherson)

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28/08/2016 at 5:31 pm

Medical Daydreams cover

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Exciting times – the first folded proof of my new photobook Medical Daydreams arrived home. The beautiful watermelon pink cover was designed by Spencer Levine, who’s had many an idea for refinements that take the book to another level.

My special challenge this weekend is to stitch the binding with linen thread. Gulp. Will there be a gap between that easy peasy video and my daydreams?

Medical Daydreams cover

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07/07/2016 at 9:02 pm

Medical Daydreams on the way

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Got my awl and my linen thread with the beeswax, and a miniature proof of my new photographic book Medical Daydreams. Now all I need is a final visit to Spencer the designer to agree the proofs for the inside photos and to get the books printed (small but important detail).

Then my career as a bookbinder will begin – better watch that video again….

Book binding equipment and proof for Medical Daydreams

All set to Daydream

Written by Mary Macpherson

19/06/2016 at 4:18 pm

New book

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Very excited to have received the designs for my new book Medical Daydreams from designer Spencer Levine. It’s unusual for me to be working with a designer so there’s anticipation and a lovely slight sense of shock at seeing someone else’s interpretation of your work (even if you did give a brief). But pink, green and yellow are my colours!

The work is from my iPhone photographs and I’ve taken it as an excuse to be someone-else as a photographer. A combination of romance and crime writer, perhaps?

More to come …

 

Written by Mary Macpherson

14/06/2016 at 9:44 pm

Welcome

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Medical Daydreams

‘Medical Daydreams’ my hand stitched artist’s book about interior worlds. Includes one of my poems (pub Landfall). Twenty copies are available from my website.

My other publications include:

Bent, a limited edition book, which is available on my website

Old New World (pub Lopdell House Gallery), available from Rim Books, Photospace Gallery or independent bookstores.

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