Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble
Book of Roy <br>Neil Drabble

Book of Roy
Neil Drabble

MACK, 2019
First edition
Hardcover, 132 pages, 220 x 280 mm
Condition: New

 

Shot over the course of eight years between 1998 and 2005, Neil Drabble photographed an American teenager named Roy. Authentic, telling and in some ways utterly familiar, the series is an extensive documentation of a young boy growing from and navigating through adolescence into adulthood.

Drabble chose not to depict significant events that might appear in a family album nor definitive moments associated with documentary photography. Instead, these photographs concentrate on the listless, off-scene periods, the ‘in between moments’ of everyday life. By photographing the same person repeatedly and intimately over their formative years, a sense of mirroring began to emerge, reawakening something of the artist’s own adolescent self, blurring the line between portrait and self-portrait.

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