Photographer Nick Waplington, chooses eight photographs to take with him to an imaginary desert island. Interviewed by our regular host Stephen Bull, Nick discusses his choices and how they reflect his life and career.
Nick Waplington lives in New York, where his work can be found in the collections of MoMA and The Guggenheim. His latest book Settlement was published by (Mack, 2014). A major collaborative exhibit with Alexander McQueen, Working Process, shows at Tate Britain, 10 March 2015.
Desert Island Pics is an ongoing series of Photoworks talks, loosely based on the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Previous castaways include Simon Roberts, Martin Parr and Simon Baker.
This event took place during Brighton Photo Biennial 2014
Spoiler Alert: Nick Waplington’s selection of images are listed below.
Image 1: Mark Power, Kyaiktiyo Pagoda, Kyaiktiyo, Burma (April 1983)
Image 2: Richard Avedon,The Chicago Seven: Lee Weiner, John Froines, Abbie Hoffman, Rennie Davis, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Dave Dellinger, Chicago, September 25, 1969
Image 3: Mike Kelley, Nostalgic Depiction of the Innocence of Childhood (1990)
Image 4: Bruce Nauman, ‘Eating My Words’ from the series Eleven Color Photographs (1966-1967)
Image 5: Helen Chadwick, ‘Viral Landscape No. 4’ from the series Viral Landscapes (1988-9)
Image 6: Boris Mikhailov, Diptych from the series Case History (1997-8)
Image 7: Paul Fusco, From the series RFK Funeral Train (1968)
Image 8: Robert Capa, From ‘The Allies Capture Ruined Naples’ Life magazine (18 October, 1943)
Find out more about Nick Waplington and his work at nickwaplington.org