These photographs were taken by Yanni Florence not on assignment but as an aside while a participant in the weekly shopping trip to the SOUTHLAND shopping centre. A brightly lit and colourful place seen in dark, full bleed black and white photographs. Printed on a photocopier on thin glossy paper that references retail junk mail and contrastingly bound in hardback with the cover printed on textured cloth. The photographs depict advertising spruiking ‘infinite happiness’, ‘good life’, and ‘style guides’. But they show alienation, loneliness and anxiety. Nevertheless, through this appear people striving for community, under one roof; eating together, sitting together, walking together and being together. Trippy carpet patterns, blurred lights and endless mirrors alongside liver spots and crying babies. It’s a book about people versus architecture.
Published by M.33, Melbourne, 2014
Limited edition of 50 numbered and signed
118 full bleed black and white photographs
265 x 200mm
Photographs and book design by Yanni Florence
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