About the Book
This book is dedicated to the grand spectaculars, and what finer spectacular is there then launching bucket of milk on the brave and idiotic of the best of us. The Grand Spectacle of the Milking, Bradley’s brainchild, began in 2011 and since turned into a beast much larger than anyone involved imagined.
Alexander J.E. Bradley hails from Australia but now lives in Paris where his irrational fear of being at street level takes him to the heights and depth of the capital. It is on the rooftops 30m above Paris, or 30m below the streets in the Catacombs where you will find him happily snapping away. Photographer, filmmaker, producer - this mustachieod chap in his early thirties has many caps, and many talents. Among his many projects is a book of photographs of “La Petite Ceinture”, an abandoned railway that encircles Paris. In his own words, Bradley's influences include, "Photography, fashion, clowns, the ladies and whiskey." One of his recurring photographic themes is a simple yet effective trick - he throws buckets of milk on his portrait subjects and captures the moment of impact. He call this series The Great Spectacle of the Milking. In the meantime, Bradley's biggest challenge is to improve his French - one day he would like to speak “like a spanish cow”.