Spot the ball

posted by Bridget on 26 March 2014

Robin Maddock's new book III, is "a pictorial riddle of small inventions" says his publisher Trolley.

robin maddock ball

Armed with just three white objects, a ping pong ball, a piece of paper and milk ready for the spilling, UK photographer Robin Maddock has been travelling around California dropping his objects into the landscape to create a set of witty photographs.

Maddock suggests he wanted to "explore the exactness of the photographic moment," but there is something more subversive at play here. The effect has been to turn the essentially boring genre of street snapshots into a set of intriguingly constructed scenes; the trio of white objects each providing a surreal component as they are presented in the most obvious and simultaneously most unlikely position in the photograph.

robin maddox paper

III is fun. Click on the images to see more.

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