GOVANHILL by Simon Murphy - Official Release
The First Edition of Simon Murphy's much anticipated book GOVANHILL.
GOVANHILL tells the story of one of Glasgow's most colorful and diverse suburbs and the residents who live, strive and meet there.
Simon Murphy, a resident of Govanhill himself, took great time and care to compose a collection of striking portraits that can best be described as piercingly honest and bold but with a unique, tender openness to them.
The black and white, analog photographs fuse a vintage appeal with detailed, sharp, quality image composition, that creates a viewing experience unique to Murphy‘s work and the genre of street photography.
Every portrait is on point, capturing a universal, human, attribute while elevating a peculiar character-trait, distinctive of the person photographed.
Govanhill is a neighbourhood, colorful and multicultural, inhabited by people of all convictions, where a manyfold of particular characters coexist, with one-of-a-kind personas, rebelling youth, experts of every field and every style imaginable.
Simon manages to capture the complexity of Govanhill, the essence of the place in a beautiful, photographic story.
RUN: 500 COPIES
NUMBER OF PAGES: 136
FORMAT: 20x 27cm
PAPER: Munken Polar 150gsm
CLOTH BAND and Hot-stamped titles
WORDS: Laura Estelle Barmwoldt
All copies manually numbered 1-500
This First Edition is sold out.
A Second Edition of Govanhill book © is planned to be launched in Spring 2024. If you would like to book a copy please fill this form for the waiting list.