Tim Carpenter – Little


The Ice Plant 2024

88 pages / 168 x 207 mm / Hardcover
42 B&W photos

Tim Carpenter’s Little completes a trilogy of photobooks rooted in the sensibility and approach to the practice of “camera” he elaborated in the book-length essay To Photograph Is To Learn How To Die (2022). Less formally rigorous than Local Objects (2017), less introspective and linear than Christmas Day, Bucks Pond Road, this new installment channels the perspective of a child’s meandering mind, open to possible meanings, absorbing whatever the eyes encounter — marks, buildings, branches, paths, the daylight of a Central Illinois afternoon — nascent symbols everywhere, fleeting images improvised of mind and matter.