Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
By Tish Wrigley
"Brett Lloyd’s first experience of summer in Naples was a profound one: “I think I am still in shock from the first time I came onto those beaches,” he remembers. “I walked around open-mouthed, watching these Caravaggian scenes played out with such gusto, practically invisible amid the never-ending chaos.” That initial encounter with the Italian city has turned into “a lifetime addiction”, and the energy and verve of the resulting photographs prompted New York based publisher Dashwood Books to commission Lloyd to create a book of his experiences. The result, edited in conjunction with Another Man creative director Alister Mackie and designed by Francesca Grassi, is a photobook titled Scugnizzi – a vibrant, fervent work named for the street kids who fill its pages. With the launch taking place tomorrow at Donlon Books, Lloyd opens up about his days on the beach, and the people he met there..."