About the Book
Over eight months in 2014 CJ Robinson took 168 photographs, one almost everyday, from the same spot, at approximately the same time of day, looking out to sea from Aldeburgh, on the East coast of Suffolk, in the UK. This he did as an exercise in discipline, but also to prove that it is impossible to take the same photograph twice, and that no two moments are the same. The photographs, which share the same composition, half sea, half sky, horizon in the middle, vary wildly in colour, tone, and atmosphere, and serve as an autobiographical document from a very precise time and place.
My work blurs the boundaries between literature and visual art. Over the years I have produced collage, texts, books, sound pieces, projections and ‘found narratives’. In 2009 I obtained a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of the West of England where I gained a Distinction. Since then I have self-published several book works most of which are available here on blurb. My books are also available in a number of book shops including the Book Art Book Shop in London. I have book works held in the collections of the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol, the Tate library in Tate Britain, University College London, and the Baltic in Gateshead. In 2012 I contributed a work to the al-Mutanabbi Street project, an international touring exhibition of book artists which will eventually find a permanent home in the Iraqi National Library. And in 2014 I participated in an exhibition of UK & Russian book artists held in Moscow.