A Field Guide to Happiness
by Daniel Dale

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254x203mm
126 pages
First Edition / 50
ISBN 978-1-5272-6612-4

£35.00GBP 


The colour photographs in A Field Guide to Happiness present an ongoing search for something we all agree exists but no one can prove - happiness. Presented as evidence of intentional and unintentional everyday actions that, both singularly and as a sum of their parts, evokes something close to a smile. Photographically the project follows motifs of colour, form, and serendipity within the ordinary, but also, plays with the idea of language, abstraction, and satire as a whole. Since we cannot know other peoples happiness definitively, the word becomes malleable and unknown, leading to the smallest, and the largest, as a cause for happiness. This fascination with the ‘ordinary’, surrounds us and unfolds into an offbeat and ostensive questioning that repeatedly asks, ‘Is this happiness?’