Good Mother and Father – Sacha Maric (Jörg Colberg)

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Good Mother and Father is a self-published photo book released in 2012 by Sacha Maric containing images of a personal nature that reveal Maric’s stances on parenthood, relationships, death and sex.

What stood out to me the most about this book was not just the images set out amongst the pages but was the way in which they were set. Unlike most photo book’s that have their images simply on the right hand side with a blank opposing page Maric’s book  had images places almost floating around the pages. With each turn of the page the image moved and wasn’t where you would normally expect it to be, which intrigued me as it almost added an aspect of mystery to the book as you could never expect what the next image would be or where it would be.

Although some may see the images in the book as harsh, I quite enjoyed the brutal honesty that Maric exposed in the images. What I liked most about this book was the difference between subject matters from one page to the next, on one hand you would be presented with images of children but on the other you would be presented with images of a sexual nature which adds almost a shock effect to the book.

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