by Peter Greene

Close One’s Eyes’ is a 40 page photographic and text based zine by emerging photographer Peter Greene, and acts as the fourth publication in our printed matter series, released Wednesday, the 11th of January, 2023.

‘Close One’s Eyes’
40 pages
Edition of 70
Cover text design by Kate Guilfoyle
Cover printed on 300gsm premium uncoated paper inner pages printed on 130gsm silk
Published by SMUT Press

Whilst the zine’s title (a line paraphrased from a line in Bachelard’s renowned work, ‘The Poetics of Space’) may be a clear reference to concerns of the body in space, more widely this work can be regarded as a focus on the core idea of any experience of a space and time as being deeply particular and individual.

“Small intricacies
moments and pleasures”
  • Excerpt from text from ‘Close One’s Eyes’

Just as the line above suggests, Greene aims to capture the tender moments of beauty and quiet that exist in the in-between and frequently overlooked. Whether it is a person leaning over the edge of a bed, their back to us a suggestion of a deeply personal moment or the drama of warm red lights shining through the gaps in condensation of an interior window, these shots transcend the ever present subjectivity of the photographer, to exist formally as observations of quiet, unsuspecting beauty.  These are atmospheric, timeless photos and a powerful statement of intent from an emerging talent.

Peter Greene is a photographer and visual artist based in Dublin, currently in his final year of the BA course in Photography at the Institute of Art and Design in Dublin.  Greene uses his photography as a vehicle to document and reflect on the world around himself but also as a tool to generate significance to that world. This is Peter’s first published zine and the fourth work of printed matter to be commissioned by SMUT Press.