Sammy Lee – Shahjahanabad – Standard Edition


© 2015
edition of 30
dimensions in inches: 3.25 x 6.5 x 4.5


About this piece:
The book’s viewing sequence and binding structure are based on the photographer’s trail through the alleys of Old Delhi. Photo panels unfold left, right or sometime both directions, reminding the viewer of his roundabout journey. Rather than a finished photo album or edition, the collapsed book also looks like a casual stack of loose prints, or a pile of raw experiences, contained inside a black case reminiscent of early Kodak Brownie cameras from the 1900s. The shape is a reminder that the work is a vessel, carrying visceral experiences and memories. A strap that attaches to the box adds portability to this effect, allowing the viewer to engage further with the work by wearing it around the neck. The book is 32 double-sided photo panels with tyvek and thread binding. Accompanying pamphlet includes essays by both artists and map of city. Collaborative artists’ book project with Joshua Bergeron, a Boulder-based photographer.

made with binder’s board, a photographic filter, book cloth, leather, camera strap, and magnetic closure. Includes pamphlet

About artist:
Sammy Seung-min Lee is a book artist and proprietor of Studio SML | k in Denver, Colorado. Sammy incorporates her diverse studies in fine art, design and architecture to push the boundaries of her books by investigating and experimenting with spatial, narrative, and sequential qualities. She studied bookbinding under master bookbinder and book artist, Daniel Kelm in Easthampton, Massachusetts.

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Sammy Lee – Shahjahanabad – Standard Edition

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