Fantastic Misery is by Canadian photographer Connor Dobbin, and self-published by Finesse books. Capturing his youthful adolescence over a decade of his friends, small hometown, and places he's moved back and forth to. Fuelled by nostalgia and a bleak future in his quiet hometown.
"Nothing ever happens here. Misery is not a pleasant emotion, but it is a powerful one. So indulgent in its totality, reducing us to fanatics of our own undoing. It is decidedly sure of itself, and I love that about it. Misery is powerful because it is teeming with life, fecund and ripe… How fecund life is, in its precarious but inevitable splendor. Nothing ever happens here. And while nothing is happening, life keeps sprouting everywhere like tiny mushrooms growing in a leaky kitchen ceiling, and it is beautiful and fleeting" — Harriet Gillies
6 x 9", 52 pages Perfect bound Softcover first edition, 100 copies Self-published by Finesse Books Design by Louis Montes