In July 2001, when “The Bank” was being filmed in Melbourne, its producers invited 4 photographic artists to hang around the set and engage with the making of the movie. The Bank Book is the wonderful outcome of that process.

“Despite its fictional character, film invariably relies on a total “realism of space”. The Bank is no different. It replaces the real world with its own universe of affects. The photographs contained in this book invite us to explore this constructed world in a different light. As an expansion of the genre of ‘stills photography’, liberated from the constraints of the publicity department, these images extend the space of the film beyond the screenplay or director’s control. For this reason, we do not need to have seen Robert Connolly’s film to appreciate these photographs.”

From Unveiling Film Space, the introduction to The Bank Book by Daniel Palmer.

Image credits:
1& 2 – Peter Milne, 3 & 4 – Max Creasy, 5 & 6 – Danielle Thompson, 7 & 8 – Matthew Sleeth.


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Published by M.33, Melbourne 2001
104 Pages
260mm x 240mm
Edited by Helen Frajman
With an introduction by Daniel Palmer, Senior Lecturer, Theory of Art & Design,
Monash University
Designed By Stephen Banham, Letterbox

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