The Island is a new book published by British artist-photographer Robert Darch. Originally conceived as a response to Brexit, the poetic black and white photographs convey the heaviness that he felt and reflect Robert’s anxieties and fears about a decision that will affect younger generations for years to come. The Island draws on formative memories and past emotions to realise a sense of place that reflects the times we are living in.
The Island has an overriding sense of melancholy emphasised by the bleak monochrome imagery and cold winter light, shifting from dark corners, intimate portraits, misty landscapes and isolated figures. There is an unreality, a dreamlike quality and a horror that is prophetic of events to come in The Island.
Robert Darch : The Island
84 Pages / 294 x 240mm
43 Tritone Black & White images
Printed softcover with foiling on spine
Sewn signatures, open spine
Artic Volume Ivory 150gsm
Available at www.robertdarch.com/shop