By: adam On: February 04, 2017 In: Books, Photographs Comments: 0

Guiding Light and Codex books just published.


“It’s all about being out there and looking”, so says the photographer Adam Geary as he outlines his distinctive approach to making pictures.

Geary’s two latest books take us on a journey through the city and to the edge of the sea and beyond.

In Guiding Light ( ISBN 978099565170-1-5 ) rocks and objects are used to create mysterious worlds of our imagination. Shot on the remote beaches of the western isles of Scotland, places are revealed where time and the elements have created remarkable archives formed over millions of years. His pictures remind us that natural objects can hold the weight of personal experience and memory.

Codex (ISBN 9780995651170-0-8 ) reviews the last five years of Adam Geary’s photographic output and takes us on a journey through the city.

Simple and whole they are pictures that encourage us to slow down and be cognisant of place. Highlighting the ordinary and elevating it to the extraordinary, the pictures encourage us to measure the distance we travel through the changing light of the day. In his own words:

“There is not enough silence in our cities. The rumours of the past rustle in our ears and compete with the noise of the present. Occasionally the light reveals itself and quiet moments appear.”