Paradise Book Launch: Tom Ross and Stuart Geddes in-conversation
Following his discussion with fellow CCP Photo Fair exhibiting artist Jo Duck, join Tom Ross as he launches his new book, Paradise, which forms the basis of his exhibited work. Tom, and the book’s designer Stuart Geddes, will provide more insight into the long term photographic project as well as delving into their collaboration in creating the book as an artwork itself. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy.
About the Artist
Hailing from Ocean Grove, Tom Ross is an architectural and editorial photographer. He was originally qualified in Marine biology and conservation, and views his photographic practice as a constantly unfolding experiment. Following a year spent driving around Australia, he realised he needed to follow his photographic passion as a profession, and subsequently trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, and Massachusetts College of Art, Boston.
Tom’s work has been published internationally, including by Architectural Digest, Monocle, Bloomberg, Dwell, Domus, Dezeen, Wallpaper, and Assemble Papers, while also working with architecture clients here and abroad.
His burgeoning bookmaking practice started with Among Buildings in 2013, a three year collaboration with Michael Roper, documenting a selection of significant Melbourne architecture that culminated with a book designed by Stuart Geddes.
For the CCP Photo Fair, Tom Ross is launching his most recent book project paired with a display of lithographic book plates and associated photographic prints. Teaming up with Geddes again, this book is a broken, awkward, folding of images accompanied by a short story from Max Olijnyk.
“The work exists in my head as a bombardment of hundreds of images, vignettes, and moments that viewed at once reflect on my interest in the idea of heaven on earth. The places we build for ourselves betray our values. In this way a fake indoor beach at the mall is an exciting manifestation of misadventure in search of utopia.”