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The Waters Are Divided by Paul Till


As told by Paul himself:

"This piece is developed from one of my manipulated iPhone photos-a practice that is like my darkroom manipulations of the past, but integrated in the continuous stream of life and free moments that we can now use wisely. The image was the basis of the collaboration with Someone Editions. The text and the image are a visual jest with reference to three folds paper and the mirroring of the image."


Paul Till is Toronto photographer whose tangled path of photographic practices - straight, manipulated, documentary, constructed, editorial, satirical, to name just a few - has, in retrospect, led to a series of multiple chaotic interactions which have brought us to the present moment.




19.5H x 11W”

typeset in Emigré Democratica and FFDax

The image is output from HP Digital 3200 on Epson Enhanced Matt paper

Letterpress imprinted in two colours and three impressions

Signed and numbered, in an edition of 52 copies, 26 of which are included in the boxed someone:water collection

someone:water four The Waters Are Divided

  • someone:water Six Broadsides in a Box

    someone:water one The Shore

    someone:water two We are All Bodies of waters

    someone:water three The Metaphysics of Water

    someone:water five Swimmers

    someone:water six Pas De Deux
    someone:water Title page
    someone:water Monoprints


    The someone:water series was started in 2009 with The Shore, someone:water one, by A.F. Moritz, in the year that the author won the Griffen Poetry Prize. The series developed through the following years, with Astrida Neimanis (2011), Beatriz Hausner and Seth Scriver (2012), and Pamela Dodds (2014) adding to the collections with someone:water two, three and five.


    The collection was completed for launch in December 2017 with the release of two new broadsides: the waters are divided by Paul Till and Pas De Deux by KarlJirgens with image by Zile Liepins.


    Editor Beatriz Hausner who also authors someone:water three has brought the literary component of this collection to fruition, while Deborah Barnett has guided the visual components, and designed and printed the series.


    Split fountain letterpress printed title pages impressed directly from the wood, and individual monoprint-duplexed boxes were designed and produced in the Someone Editions atelier in 2014, art directed by Deborah Barnett, with monoprinting accomplished by Claro Cosco for the edition.


    A few title pages and a few monoprints have been held back from title page and box production to be made available as individual prints for framing.  

  • If your prints are damaged in transit, photograph the damaged piece and it wil be replaced at no cost. If you do not receive your order, please let us know and we will ensure that the package is traced. 

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