More Than Violet by Julia Peirone explores the nature of networked images and how identity is increasingly constructed by images – both self-generated and produced by other media. In this beautifully published volume, Peirone presents an intriguing series of images capturing teenage girls. The photographs are technically perfect, yet thoroughly imperfect (in some cases, hilariously so) when according to the traditional principles of portraiture. These works capture suspended moments; the awkward blinks, yawns and half-gestures between poses and idealised imaginings of self. Thanks to Art and Theory Publishing (Stockholm) and Idea Books (Amsterdam).
72 pages, 21 x 25 cm, hardback, Art and Theory Publishing (Stockholm).