Self Conscious

Images from Yanni Florence's self published book Self Conscious, an edited selection of photographs taken between 1976-1983 (age 11-18).

When I first met Yanni ten years ago he was starting to design books for other artists and galleries after (temporarily) winding down Pataphysics journal which he co-founded and edited with Leo Edelstein (there's a neat story of Florence sneaking into a vacant university office in the middle of the night to phone John Cage for an interview). It's great to see this archive of images surface, intimate and beautifully awkward, it maps a photographic learning curve, a suspended vulnerability dangling between subject and photographer.

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