FOR EVERY MINUTE YOU ARE ANGRY YOU LOSE SIXTY SECONDS OF HAPPINESS by Julian Germain

イギリス人フォトグラファー 、ジュリアン・ジャーマン(Julian Germain)の作品集。初版が2005年の発行直後に即完売し大きな話題となった本書は、イギリス南海岸に一人で暮らす老人(Charles Albert Lucian Snelling:通称チャーリー)の日々を8年間にわたってドキュメント。作者が撮影した作品に加え、愛する花やクロスワード、音楽、そして最愛の妻や子供との思い出で埋め尽くされたチャーリーのアルバムを元に構成され、チャーリーの人生と晩年の生活を美しく綴った一冊となっている。タイトルの“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness”(1分間怒るたびに、あなたは60秒もの幸せを逃がしている)はアメリカの哲学者Ralph Waldo Emersonの言葉を引用している。

"I met Charles Albert Lucien Snelling on a Saturday in April, 1992. He lived in a typical two up two down terraced house amongst many other two up two down terraced houses… It was yellow and orange. In that respect it was totally different from every other house on the street. Charlie was a simple, gentle, man. He loved flowers and the names of flowers. He loved colour and surrounded himself with colour. He loved his wife. Without ever trying or intending to, he showed me that the most important things in life cost nothing at all. He was my antidote to modern living." - Julian Germain

In a series of photographs made over eight years, Julian Germain captured the quiet, contemplative existence of an old man living alone in a small house in a city on the south coast of England. Unfettered by the misplaced aspirations of the modern world, Charles Albert Lucian Snelling (Charlie) spent the last years of his life absorbed in his memories of his wife, his children, his love for flowers, music and the quotidian pleasures of the crossword, and his albums of his own photographs. Germain’s photographs of Charlie, his home and the things he owned are a beautiful, gentle portrait of a gentleman in his twilight years. For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness was first published in 2005, selling out soon after its release; Germain’s affectionate portrait of Charles is now in its third edition.

by Julian Germain

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hardcover
80 pages
280 x 235 mm
color
2014 

published by MACK