The Lonely Ones – New Edition

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Inspired by the late, great cartoonist William Steig and his famous book, The Lonely Ones (which combines Steig’s line-drawn characters with simple lines of dialogue with themselves), photographer Gus Powell has created his own ‘lonely ones’. Quiet yet evocative colour photographs of interiors and landscapes, inhabited by people, animals and inanimate characters.

Each photograph is accompanied by an evocative text, which functions in the opposite way to a caption: each of the 40 images in the book is hidden by the page folded in on itself, on the back of which the sentence is printed. Thus each photograph is revealed one by one by opening the page. “Which way to the convention?” comments the photograph of a butterfly in mid-air.

Lazy Dog publishes this new edition of the book in three languages, enriched in addition to English by translations into Italian and Japanese.

Text and photographs by Gus Powell
Book design by Gus Powell

12.5 × 18.6 cm
90 pages
40 photographs
Hardback
English/Italian/Japanese
Isbn 978-88-98030-06-4
First Edition February 2017

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