Review by Malcolm Raggett
It is appropriate for Andy Sewell‘s Something Like a Nest to be pictureNow’s first review as it was photographed in the rural East of England. Having lived, worked and farmed in this area for decades I can testify to the integrity of the images. Although Andy currently hails from London he does not show a townie pastiche or a rural idyl, but rather the quotidian blend of modern and traditional that I recognise immediately and yet he still manages to provide me with fresh views into my home patch.
The book has a shiny transparent plastic dust jacket but thankfully that is where the glossiness ends. The pictures take us though a mythical year-in-the-life of the rural East Anglia with the seasonality of life mixed with those aspects that continue throughout the year. Although each image is well-photographed and carries its own message, it is as a book that they come together, with their chronological narrative, insight and occasional wry humour. I highly recommend this photobook.
The book can be ordered from Andy’s Web site
Hardcover with printed acetate dust jacket
54 colour plates
28cm x 22.9cm
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