Ollie Gapper (b. 1992, UK) has a keen interest in the contemporary photobook and its intimate connection with readership. His work explores the relationship of photography and writing with failure, fracturing, fragmentation and repetition.
I am currently approaching the final stages of my Ph.D (by practice) in the school of Fine Art, Photography & Visual Communication at UCA, looking into the particular intimacy of the photobook. Using phenomenological frameworks, my research here aims to further the field of academic study around the photobook, moving beyond ontological debate and definition, and into new areas of experience, perception and consciousness in relation to the material book-object.
I have a parallel practice as a bespoke frame and furniture maker, more information on which can be found here