Book Signing: Rich Stapleton

Thursday 16 May 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Good Works - Laird and Good Company, Discovery, D03

The cover image: a Galapagos tortoise, its massive shell like a celestial body – suggestive of the World Tortoise myth, supporting Earth on its back. © Rich Stapleton, Penumbra

Penumbra is a collection of black and white photographs by Rich Stapleton (b. 1984, British), spanning more than six years and multiple locations, from Patagonia to Bhutan, Los Angeles to Bath.

The title of the book, meaning “almost shadow” , alludes to the darker mood and tones present in this body of work. The penumbra of an image is not quite the bright focal point, nor the dark obscuration. It is what defines the edges of an object, bringing to mind the development of a photograph in a darkroom; the image slowly emerging from the darkness.

Published by Libraryman (2023). Includes a foreword by architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen (b. 1962, Belgian).