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Photobook: Joshua Lutz – Mind the Gap

- 5 years ago

The images and words in Joshua Lutz’s third monograph, ‘Mind The Gap’ discloses a story of attempting to find some association of truth in the chaos of hierarchy, class and privilege.

It is a journey for clarity, Hijacked by sex, addiction, and mental illness. As we travel from a black and white world of photographs into colour, the reader is confronted with a space of groundlessness

“There are these two worlds vying for my attention at all times. In one of them, this diagnosis has metastasised to the brain and I am no longer able to care for my children. The bank takes over the house and I become an albatross in hands not fully formed. In the other world, noise shuts down for a very split second and the smallest fragment of light becomes a pathway to immortality. Colour is no longer a placeholder and language is no longer a tool. You can read this as small moments of clarity or large chunks of confusion. Either way, they mix with the noise and become gaps I long to possess.” Joshua Lutz

Idols in the story are found clinging and grasping to everything they believe to be true. Mind the Gap points to the physical, mental and psychological gap we are faced with in our daily lives. It’s a reference to the gap between thoughts, as well as the gap between coherence and confusion.

Caught between thinking something is one thing and the reality of what it is Mind the Gap functions as a reminder to the effort needed to let go of the stories we tell ourselves and rest for a brief moment in the space between thoughts.

Mind The Gap

Details: Mind The Gap – Joshua Lutz

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Schilt Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9053308946
  • Book dimensions: 20.8 x 1.5 x 24.6 cm

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.