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Julian Germain
For Every Minute You Are Angry You Lose Sixty Seconds of Happiness (SIGNED)

Photographs by Julian Germain

Text by Julian Germain

Design by Julian Germain, Why Not Associates

MACK, 2014

Third edition


80 pp., 42 color illustrations

235 x 280 mm

ISBN 9781907946134

Item #0656

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For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happinesswas first published in 2005, selling out soon after its release; Germain’s affectionate portrait of Charles Snelling is now in its third edition.

‘"I met Charles Albert Lucien Snelling on a Saturday in April, 1992. He lived in a typical two up two down terraced house amongst many other two up two down terraced houses… It was yellow and orange. In that respect it was totally different from every other house on the street. Charlie was a simple, gentle, man. He loved flowers and the names of flowers. He loved colour and surrounded himself with colour. He loved his wife. Without ever trying or intending to, he showed me that the most important things in life cost nothing at all. He was my antidote to modern living.’"

In a series of photographs made over eight years, Julian Germain captured the quiet, contemplative existence of an old man living alone in a small house in a city on the south coast of England. Unfettered by the misplaced aspirations of the modern world, Charles Albert Lucian Snelling (Charlie) spent the last years of his life absorbed in his memories of his wife, his children, his love for flowers, music and the quotidian pleasures of the crossword, and his albums of his own photographs. Germain’s photographs of Charlie, his home and the things he owned are a beautiful, gentle portrait of a gentleman in his twilight years.

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Photo-eye blog (review), American Suburb X (interview)

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