Hoxton Mini Press

Smoke and Mirrors
  • Smoke and Mirrors

  • Car photography often evokes the same recycled tropes. Predictably slick, hi-spec images on the front pages of glossy magazines, or huge blow-ups on giant billboards which have one designed aim: to sell a lifestyle. But our relationship with cars is so much more meaningful than these images might suggest. Like the camera, the car has changed the way we explore the world. With cars came road trips, and with road trips came some of the most important photographic documentaries of our time. A car is a vehicle not just for transport but for our hopes, desires and dreams.

    In Smoke and Mirrors, a selection of world-renowned and up-and-coming photographers come together to pay tribute to the car. From Nick Turpin's images of 'donut' skid marks, Todd Hido's painterly landscapes taken through wet windscreens and William Green's shots of sleeping Tokyo taxi drivers, these photographs display cars at their most playful, introspective and meaningful, reminding us that there is more to them than just metal and machinery - for cars are emotionally intertwined with the lives we live.

Martin Usborne is a renowned photographer with a particular interest in dogs. Co-founder with Ann Waldvogel of Hoxton Mini Press, a publisher dedicated to bringing smart photography and beautiful photobooks to a wider audience, he has volunteered with British rescue charity All Dogs Matter as well as a number of charities around the world that help trafficked or otherwise at risk animals. In 2017 Hoxton Mini Press teamed up with Penguin Books to create a brand new series of books gathering the best photography around on certain photographic subjects, hoping to reach the widest audience with art that enriches the human experience. Really Good Dog Photography is the first title in the series.


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