About the Book
After breaking his leg during one of his dangerous photography assignments, Andreas Schmidt is confined to a wheelchair in his Hackney apartment. His front window looks out onto Shrubland Road and several other streets. During a winter snow storm in January 2010, he passes the time by watching his neighbours on his computer on Google Street View. The people he can see include a paramedic, a lonely woman, a postman, several cyclists, and a salesman. A masterpiece of narrative suspense.
"knowingly at the opposite end of attractive publishing" Elisabeth Tonnard / artist "a prolific self-publisher exploring the very nature of books and magazines" Christopher Clary / artist "It's such a bold yet brilliant idea" Mishka Henner / artist "What a laugh!" Martin Parr / photographer / curator / supreme book collector "I'm appalled that you did this" Judy Natal / photographer "One more time you do a very clever job" Rémi Coignet / Le Monde "Andreas Schmidt brilliantly debunks the notion that expensive equals quality" Jonathan Lewis / artist "Andreas Schmidt takes the concept of the book and shakes it like a rag doll...until its head comes off. He finds truth in extremes." Jean Keller / artist "Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist" Hatje Cantz Publishers "a superb collaborative photobook work" Harvey Benge / photographer "I'll track down your books" Alec Soth / photographer "a pleasingly disruptive photobook maker" Marc Feustel / Eyecurious