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Peter Peryer: Photographer | Peter Peryer, Peter Simpson

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Peter Peryer: Photographer | Peter Peryer, Peter Simpson

59.99

Published by Auckland University Press, 2008.

250 x 210 mm, softcover, 160 pages, colour and black & white illustrations

ISBN 9781869404178

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'Peryer has over the past three decades and more constructed a world—call it Peryerland—which has its own distinctive topography, climate and features. Only the best photographers are capable of such a feat'. Peter Simpson

Peter Peryer: Photographer is the largest body of Peryer's work yet assembled, personally selected by the photographer and largely drawn from Peryer's enormously productive work of the past ten years. A wide-ranging introduction to Peryer's work, by Peter Simpson, and an autobiographical essay by Peryer himself are also included. Interested in doubles, pattern and repetition, problems of scale, the surreal and the grotesque, Peryer most often focuses on the 'thingness' of his subjects and objects. Here are whitebait, shells, two goats, a Meccano bus, a 'sand shark', planes and a windsock, as well as a Moeraki boulder, the trig on Rangitoto and the Alexandra clock. Rich in lovingly examined bits and pieces, and prompting a viewer always to think harder about their significance, this book is a quirky and intimate guide to Peryerland.