Bruises is the first book of photographs by the British artist and sculptor Samara Scott. Taken from the artists' archive of 35mm half-frame images, Bruises unfolds over six years in which Scott used the camera as a form of 'sampling' the world, footnotes to feed back into her artistic practice. Much like Scott's sculptural work, we find in her photographs a hybrid swirling of consumer objects and sensory experiences in flux.
Like in her sculptural practice, Scott is drawn towards the corrupted: in Bruises we find the smears, dents, burps, leaks of the material world, alongside images from Miami, Ibiza, Japan, Rome, LA, London, the bedroom, airports, shopping centres, family holidays and industrial estates.
Softcover with embossed plastic dust jacket. Published in May 2017 by Loose Joints, 292 pages, 12 x 16 cm. Edition of 500.