Michael James Fox, Plastics
Plastic is a densely loaded material and concept. One of the great scientific and industrial innovations of the late 19th and 20th centuries, plastic has become the all-pervasive staple of modern manufacturing, technology, and their speculative futures. In the same breath, plastic has become laden with a flood of negative connotations; it is the talisman of environmental degradation, the detritus of an unsympathetic petrochemical industry, and a signpost of global ill health. New York photographer Michael James Fox’s debut artist book 'Plastics' takes a very different vantage on this most complex of materials and ideas.
48 p, ills colour, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English