A NEW WORLD by Gaston Welisch
149 x 200mm, 90 pages, Colour printing, Perfect bound, Hardback, 2023
This photobook is a sequence of street photographs framing moments of the everyday life of older people in Glasgow. The book was printed in a limited run of 50 copies, on tactile, uncoated paper. The images were predominantly shot on inexpensive consumer cameras. Along the pages, you’ll find folks tucking into pies, reading newspapers, enjoying a ciggie, waiting at bus stops - and a can of Irn Bru. These snapshots depict fleeting moments yet hint at the deeper stories and experiences of Glasgow's older residents, prompting reflections about their past, present, and the uncertainties of their future. It explores the mundane yet extraordinary aspects of daily life, presenting a world that's mysterious but optimistic.