Daniel Eatock

daniel@eatock.com

4 Powell Road
London
E5 8DJ
UK

My specialism is lateral thinking, resolving the complexity encountered in the world with reductive poetic logic. I intertwine commercial and cultural practice: responding to the paradox of daily life and the complexities of project assignments. I seek focused solutions that feel inevitable. I get there by starting at the beginning, asking why, what if… then making sense of the things I find with radical acceptance and by embracing truth.

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Visible Vehicle Repairs
6.5 x 9.35 inches, 32 pages
Full color, softcover
With a text, “An Automotive Life,” by Blackett Ditchburn.
Published in 2017 by Draw Down

Focusing on auto repairs where an identical part from another vehicle of the same model, but of a different color, is substituted, these photographs focus on a practice in plain sight, on economic and transparent fixes. Recognizing a connection with art conservation—where repairs are meant to be visible rather than camouflaged—as well as with the Japanese art form of kintsugi, where pottery repairs are illuminated rather than hidden. Are these repaired vehicles richer, more valuable and better as a result of accident and repair?