IF DESTROYED STILL TRUE - Photography by Tom Hicks & Poetry by Liz Berry
This photobook, published by The Modernist, is the latest instalment of an ongoing collaboration between Tom and poet Liz Berry. Both create work inspired by the landscape and people of their native Black Country.
Liz Berry is a celebrated and award winning poet who responds to Tom’s photography, summoning up equally vivid and compelling imagery with her words. Liz’s poetry and Tom’s photography perfectly combine to create a wonderful, evocative set of words and pictures.
BLACK COUNTRY TYPE - The debut photobook was launched in September 2018 alongside an exhibition at The Light House, Wolverhampton.
In this series of photographs Hicks applies his unique aesthetic to the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering and signs. He also photographs 'types' of architectural features, objects and the post-industrial landscape of the area.
The foreword is provided by artist and academic Dean Kelland, along with a specially written piece from author Kerry Hadley-Pryce.