View from the South
Owen Marshall, photographs by Grahame Sydney (Vintage, $40)
Two mates with a dedication to the landscape of the south have joined forces to produce a volume that pays tribute not just to that landscape but to the people who inhabit it. Grahame Sydney’s photos at times echo his paintings, but others show a keen documentary interest. In Owen Marshall’s words there’s celebration, wry humour and a range of reference that takes the poems beyond their southern inspiration to ripple out into the wider world.