Entry Title: "Man Caves"
Name: jasper white , United Kingdom
Category and Expertise: Documentary|Fine Art, Professional
Entry Description: The book 'Man Caves' was shoot by Jasper White and documents Australians love of the 'shed'
Perhaps at odds with its size - or perhaps owing to it - there's an intimacy to Australia’s communities – in which heritage and identity are celebrated through the personalisation of space.
The shed’s four walls encapsulate more than first meets the eye: loves, obsessions, desires, history and creativity – a window into a life, the documenting of years gone by.
It’s geographically apparent that space is a plenty in Australia and these creative uses are a part of the country’s cultural importance – particularly to small communities, in which extensive architectural changes and development are rare.
These sheds are a creative outlet, belonging to an individual, but they extend beyond this. They are a social meeting point - a place to share a drink, a story. The remnants of these encounters remain within the space, providing an insight and inspiration.
Published by Thames & Hudson