Lesley Martin describes its printing as “lush, bordering on the indulgent, layering images printed on tracing paper to beautiful and ethereal effect.
Rocks and space were common themes in this year’s submissions. In The Meteorite Hunter, Alexandra Lethbridge has selected the meteorite as “a metaphor for the fantastical hidden in the everyday,” and its hunter as someone who is able to “locate the ethereal and sublime in the mundane and banal.” This might also function as a suitable analogy for photography and the photographer. The book itself is a stab-stitch-bound paperback volume limited to an edition of nineteen. Lesley Martin describes its printing as “lush, bordering on the indulgent, layering images printed on tracing paper to beautiful and ethereal effect.” The series juxtaposes appropriated images with those created by the artist—one of which, we are promised, is an honest-to-goodness meteorite. The key to the images (which reveals the secret) is tucked inside the back inside flap of the cover.