T for Taxidermy

I didn’t know what to make of this photo. At first. 3 weeks ago maybe or more this was. There was something in this wall arrangement over a mantle piece with a long solid wooden formal dining table below. Something registered on my geiger counter. I definitely heard the clicks, which is a good sign. I would like to see a life size print. A photographic replica perhaps.

For 15 years I’ve been gnawing away at the idea of a photographic Alphabet Book, but how these books work as you dig deeper into the linguistics of it, is very very complex, far far more complex than i though when I first blundered in.

There has been a long association of photographs with albums. I almost prefer photos in books to photos on gallery walls. I like being able to retrace my steps whenever I like hence my tenacity when it comes to this project.