In the early evening of April 9, 2022 Matthew Dunne of Tall Poppy Press launched the Press’ second photobook title – Morganna Magee‘s “Extraordinary Experiences”. The Launch was hosted by Perimeter HQ at 734 High St, Thornbury, Melbourne and included an artist Q&A with Morganna and Matt Dunne.
SOME IMAGES OF THE BOOK
.ABOUT THE BOOK:
Morganna Magee’s Extraordinary Experiences encapsulates a world that feels like it is looking back at you. Never a passive mirror, the seductive romance of nature lures us in only for jump scares and that leads to morbid curiosity. Everything seems the wrong type of fragile; one mis-step from a twisted neck or a nameless, quiet death. Tenderness is a form of mortality, not romance.
If this world is a mirror, it sometimes shows us what we don’t want to see. Flashbacks and déjà vu unexpectedly bring back memories we have tried to forget but haven’t been able to. Like your first childhood experience alone in the woods, agoraphobic and terrified, suddenly the menacing and uncaring side of life seems all too real. Nature’s too old, too ancient, has seen too much for one to feel entirely comfortable.
Moving between tension and relief, Extraordinary Experiences is not a quiet reflection of peace among nature, but a snatch of a dream you’re relieved you woke up from before it became a nightmare.
A VIDEO OF THE BOOK:
A REVIEW OF THE BOOK BY ROBIN TITCHENER: HERE
Author: Morganna Magee: Extraordinary Experiences
Published by Tall Poppy Press, Melbourne, April 2022
Design: Matthew Dunne + Morganna Magee
Size: 26.5 x 21 cm
Price: $65 – 200
THE BOOK OPTIONS
The book is available in three options:
OPTION 1: Standard Edition: just the book
OPTION 2: Print Edition of the book PLUS an 8*10″ print (of an owl!)
OPTION 3: Special Edition – book + print in a laser etched acrylic box
TO BUY THE BOOK:
All good booksellers and Tall Poppy Press