"As a recent graduate from art school, I came to London with ambitions of being a professional artist. With neither the financial means nor the cultural capital to smooth the way, I had yet to realise that this would seriously challenge my optimism. I had spent the previous ten years dedicated to art, single-mindedly pursuing this goal and hadn’t considered an alternative" - David O'Mara
Bookmaking has played a central role in David’s photography, which involves documenting his daily life as a painter and decorator on building sites in London; a job he initially undertook to facilitate his wider practice dealing with found imagery.
In recent years David has concentrated on making handmade books, utilising unconventional materials to make one-off and small edition artist’s books. His latest, 'In Situ', was made in collaboration with Salt n Pepper press.
Salt n Pepper, 2022
h2142 x w178 mm
Design by Cover and type by Tom Hodkin
Layout by Jim Brook
In Situ David O’Mara 2022 Salt n Pepper
5 in stock