Orphan #2 Lisbon Vernacular Edited and designed by paula roush 16 pages with various gate folds and sizes
29.7 x 21 cm approx.
laser printed on a selection of uncoated matte papers including corona offset 120 gsm
loose cover in grey bookbinding cloth and transparent film with title stamped in golden foil Edition of 25, numbered and signed
£30 (free p&p)
The images published by msdm publications in its Orphan series are from The Found Photo Foundation; each publication uses its own format so as to reflect the editor’s original approach to the material. Orphan #2 is a selection from three photo albumsof domestic porn, found in the offices of Lisbon’s leading telecommunications company. A common practice in mid 20th century city life, office workers used their lunch break to visit one another’s homes and enact their fantasies for the camera.
Gleaning the web using the words Russian Spy in multiple search engines led to online archives, news reports and Instagram/ Twitter/ Facebook accounts of several news agencies. A selection of 87 gifs and jpegs including press photography, political archives and screenshots were archived in a single folder titled RS files. All the images were anonymised and given a number from RS-00.jpg to RS-86.jpg. A compilation of photographic cutouts from printed newspapers published in London that week was also made available. The workshop room was equipped with laser and inkjet printers, photocopiers, scanners and varied types of paper.
Workshop rules: Rule 1 – Each participant creates one folio with photographs from the RS Files. All folios to be assembled in one single signature book loosely bound with elastic. Rule 2 – Design to include varied: page size, image processing, printing method and paper type. Rule 3 – Participants to do their best to match their folios with the ones adjacent in the book structure, starting from the cover, proceeding to the next.