"Abdullah asked me what I might like to see in the kingdom. I told him I would like to take some photographs out in the desert."
"Abdullah said, 'You know there is nothing out there.'"
"Yeah, that was sort of what I was looking for."
7 x 9 inches
Two 32-page booklets
72 duotone plates
The limited edition includes a signed, numbered, and mounted hand-printed silver gelatin print, plus a copy of the book, both in a handmade, clothbound clamshell case. Edition limited to 10 copies.
John Gossage made the images in Nothing during a month-long visit to The Kingdom in 1983 when he was the guest of a Saudi prince. Describing Nothing, Gossage said, “You can sometimes go so far from home, and what you know, that your pictures have to teach you what they are about. In this case that process took almost thirty years.”
It might be said that these photographs are about where a different place started.