LDN EI by Antony Cairns

ロンドンを拠点とするイギリス人フォトグラファー、アントニー・ケアンズ(Antony Cairns)によるデジタルフォトブック。フリーマーケットやジャンクショップなどで購入した中古タブレット内のソフトウェアをハッキングし、夜中のロンドン市内を撮影した作品シリーズ「LDN」を内蔵させている。ソフトウェアのハッキングだけでなく、タブレット自体のハードウェアの背面や不要なキーボード部分のパーツがカスタマイズされている。本体には、自身の作品シリーズに加え、レビューや作家へのインタビュー、Ian Jeffreyによるエッセイも収録されている。

The latest book instalment of the LDN series by Antony Cairns has taken the term Digital Photobook to new extremes. Using recycled old e-book tablets, Cairns has hacked into the software of the computer within the tablet and made it possible to view the entire archive of imagery he has created for his London by night work. You can do this through selecting a chapter / title on the main contents page that you are confronted with when unlocking the E-ink tablet from its LDN EI cover page screensaver. As you flick thru page by page each image is composed by the shifting pixels of the Electronic Ink screen. Not only has the software of the E-reader been hacked but also the hardware has taken a significant bruising and remodelling, each book has been customised with a new back attached and unwanted parts like the keyboard covered and deemed redundant for the purpose. Each tablet has same contents but physically may differ in shape and look.

by Antony Cairns

REGULAR PRICE ¥33,000  (tax incl.)

E-book tablet
244 images, 2 reviews of previous work
1 interview with the artist, 2 essays by Ian Jeffrey
black and white
limited edition of 200 copies


shortlist of the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2015 - the PhotoBook of the Year Prize

published by SELF PUBLISHING