Close York Eyes
Photographs by Gareth McConnell
SPBH Editions, London, 2014
21.6 x 26.7 cm
116 pages, 95 plates
Edition of 1,000, Signed and Numbered
Close Your Eyes is a frenzied reworking of the accumulated archive of photographer Gareth McConnell. An onslaught of kaleidoscopic imagery fuses portraits he took of rave-goers in Ibiza with pictures he both shot and found of a number of key moments in recent British history, from the 1985 Battle of the Beanfield to the London Riots of 2011.
The New York Times - Top Photo Books of 2014