VACATIONIST Vol. 1

VACATIONIST Vol. 1

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  • Annette Dennis is fascinated by other people’s holidays. While most of us contemplate a French exit when a friend rushes upstairs to find a stash of badly exposed disposable shots of their red-faced partner gauzily gazing into the lens while toting a carafe of Vin de table in a Parisian side street, Annette actively seeks out snapshots from fortnights in foreign countries gone by.Having rifled through junk shops, estate sales, and the dusty digital shelves of eBay for years, she’s amassed a 4000-image strong selection of 35mm slides. 46 of them have been collated in Vacationist, a large-format photo book released by the Texas-based experimental publishing imprint and design studio Annette runs, Dossier Industries.The use of slides rather than traditional photographs is both a practical and aesthetic decision. “For me,” Annette says, “slides hold a seductive immediacy – you can hold a positive slide up to the light and see a window into a bright, clear image straight away. An old photograph is usually faded or damaged; negatives are harder to come by and often don’t hold up well either.”

     

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