Fresh crop of independently published photo-books

Photographer Yvonne Shaw’s intriguing photo-book, The Reality Principle, is reviewed alongside a selection of other recently published projects in D-Photo 92, on sale now.

For further insight into Yvonne’s work, we present the artist’s description of the project — be sure to pick up our latest issue to find out more.

Yvonne Shaw, from The Reality Principle

Yvonne Shaw, from The Reality Principle

“Like a short story or a poem, a photograph can be both embellished yet pared back. I am drawn to this brevity within photography, as much as to its ability to reveal a psychological narrative through its details.

“Interior landscapes, quotidian objects and portraits have been recurring motifs within my work. Often choosing people I know as my subjects adds an intensity to this process, as there can be both a comfort and awkwardness in asking them to act out a role in front of my camera.

“‘The Reality Principle’ is a series of photographs that situate the subject within a type of transitional space. For me, this series presents a tension between the constructed identity and their actual identity. It is this ambiguous territory between documentary and staged photography that intrigues me the most.”

For more on Yvonne’s photo-books, along with other projects from contemporary photographers, be sure to pick up D-Photo 92.


See it in D-Photo issue 92, on sale now.