Please join us in the Bookshop to celebrate London based photographer Martin Zähringer's self published publication John Baker.
The book is a character study of a friend Martin made on a previous trip to Barbados. On the last evening before returning home, Martin heads out for a drive and pulls in at the fish market in Half Moon Fort, where John is in the process of repainting his boat. John says he is the shark killer. In September of the same year Martin returns to spend 11 days with John, finding out who this person is who he was so intrigued by, with no presumed expectations about the outcome of the project, learning how to fish, drinking white rum and water, and documenting this experience, while spending time with John. Meanwhile the most strongest Hurricane ever recorded flies past 200 miles offshore to the north of the island.
Martin’s first Book is a dense and insightful study of a larger than life character who is not afraid to lay bare the multitude of parts that make up his person. This book manifests the importance Zähringer places on showing a human connection and collaboration, rather than a looking in and observing from afar. Having been fully invited into John’s world, Zähringer creates a piece of work that is devoid of judgement or opinion, but sees everything for what it is.
Thu 6 Sep, 18.00 - 20.00, Bookshop.
Free event, no Booking.