Born of the Purest Parents
35 limited edition handmade books
Hardback with laser cut cover
128 pages with 5 foldouts
155 x 225 mm
51 black and white photographs
Digitally printed on papers that are FSC certified*
4 limited edition salt prints
Printed in London, UK
Published in March 2018
The book concept was developed with Yumi Goto at Reminders Photography Stronghold, Japan.
*Full details at the bottom of this page
The Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
The Tate (UK)
San Telmo Museum Library (ES)
The Photobook Museum (DE)
Reminders Photography Stronghold (JP)
Selected for Kassel Dummy Award '18
Nominated for MACK First Book Award
SALON/17 Photomonitor Book Award
Aarhaus Photobook Week 18
Kassel FotoBookFestival 18
Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2018
PhotoBangkok: Photobook as Object/ Photobook Who Cares
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Organ Vida – International Photography Festival
Internationale Photoszene Köln
Brighton Photo Fringe 18
Reminders Photography Stronghold: Why we make Handmade Books - 2021 (Online)
MiniClick: Minerals, with Alexandra Lethbridge - 2018 (Brighton, UK)
Offspring Photo Meet: Lunch time chat - 2018 (London, UK)
"Somewhere between topographic survey, field guide and a photobook that has a fictional or poetic bent, this is a really clever and meticulously produced book. "
Gemma Padley, freelance journalist and editor
"Born of the Purest Parents began with a study of the typologies of salt – a substance that is common to both human physiology and to the earth’s structure – and evolved into a series of excursions planned on the basis of an inexact study of satellite imagery. The work incorporates multiple timescales – from the long reach of geological time to the relatively brief interval of human history – and contrasting visual languages. Opening with an inventory of tools used by an imaginary geologist, it moves through a series of chapters which call on the precise language of the science textbook and the expeditionary record. Green’s own photographs of salt formations are subjected to circular crops and presented in neat rows – graphic strategies that suggest microscopy."
Eugenie Shinkle, from the essay Drawn to Scale
The edition has been made with the following principles in mind: Minimise waste and the use of harmful materials, make locally, prioritise recycling.
GF Smith: Colourplan - made in Great Britain, FSC certified.
Munken: Lynx Smooth - FSC certified
Munken: Polar Smooth - FSC certified
Shepherds: Greyboard - 100% recycled material
The digital print production means reducing waste by decreasing printing plates and the intensive cleaning cycles associated with analog printing. The inks can be de-inked from the paper, enabling the prints to be recycled.
A local printer 3.5 miles from the studio space where my books are made and stored.
The packaging material is composed of paper off-cuts from the book making process, and recycled materials from other studio deliveries (paper, bubble-wrap)
The boxes are unbleached and uncoated recyclable cardboard.