Jean-Pierre Mauer with the original Manuscript
I went to a great book launch last night at Edition Patrick Frey in Zurich. The book, Morgan is Sad Today by Jean-Pierre Maurer and Robert Muller, took more than 40 years since the the images were taken for the book to be published. The Book Morgan is Sad to Day is a collection of photos from the 60s and 70s of a mad group of friends expressing a sense of freedom and madness like a rock band on tour. Its a snap shot of fashion and pop culture taken in a somehow timeless way. It is also a document that the swinging 60s and early 70s didn't just happen in London.
Patrick Frey is a brave publisher to revisit a somehow forgotten era, but in doing so he bring it alive in a very contemporary sense.
You can see below the final book that was published and the box of an almost lost manuscript, that has obviously been around for a while. On the right Jean-Pierre Maurer with hand printed pictures.
As a photographer it is an inspiration to see a project completed and published over such a long period. Especially when there are courageous publishers such as Patrick Frey who take time to show the world a different view of photography that is less conventional, yet none the less important.
Vaughan James is a photographer and writer based in Zurich Switzerland