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Crude Metaphors

Crude Metaphors

Crude Metaphors
Roger Ballen, Todd Hido, Edgar Martins, Mayumi Hosokura and Esther Teichmann


5 books x 52 pages
190×120 mm
ISBN: 978-0-95574-6598


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Crude Metaphors, a prominent and celebrated section of Hotshoe magazine since 2005, Hotshoe is publishing a very special limited edition collectors box of five books featuring a selection of the most renowned photographers of today, including Roger Ballen, Todd Hido, Edgar Martins, Mayumi Hosokura and Esther Teichmann.
Crude Metaphors brings together photography and fiction writing, pairing a photographer and a writer to produce a narrative, written in response to a chosen series of images. The beautifully designed collection of books combines the greats of photography with established and up and coming writers such as the National Poet for Scotland Liz Lochhead, and Joe Ahearne, director of Doctor Who and co-writer of Danny Boyle’s Trance. With stories ranging from a female bounty hunter to a world of artificial intelligence and a father’s suicide, readers will be taken on five compelling journeys through the words and images of ten different creators.

Roger Ballen is an American photographer living in Johannesburg, South Africa, and working in its surrounds since the 1970s.

Todd Hido is an American contemporary artist and photographer. Currently based in San Francisco, much of Hido’s work involves photographs of urban and suburban housing across America.

Edgar Martins is a Portuguese photographer and author who lives and works in the United Kingdom.

Mayumi Hosokura was born in 1979, in Kyoto, Japan.

German/ American artist Esther Teichmann (born in 1980) received an MA and PhD from the Royal College of Art and has exhibited and published internationally.

Hotshoe is the UK’s leading contemporary photography magazine, published four times a year.

VideoCrude Metaphors by Todd Hido, Mayumi Hosokura, Edgar Martins, Esther Teichmann, Roger Ballen on Vimeo.