Portable Hell. Paul Herbst


Portable Hell is a photobook that consists of a collection of humorous yet dark images shot in London between 2008 and 2011. Though the origins of the title are not exactly clear, the author describes it as something to do with constant uneasiness he felt while working on it. The book features various images, colorful or black and white, they are all gathered together in a magical synergy. Be it animals portrayed out of their natural habitat or a simple texture, there's an awkward connection between the aesthetics of the collection, which scares and inspires at the same time. Finding beauty in strange and wicked scenery Herbst manages to create an exquisite world of the unknown yet casual world of everyday objects.


ISBN: 9780957366213

Illustrations: 78 photographs

Pages: 88

RRP: £25