A special one indeed, and another (sometimes all too rare) example of why we do this, and why print is all we know. Hand delivered, with stories aplenty, God's Fox is a collection, an archive, a rescue, of photography that is at once familiar, from another world, another time and could almost have been in a shoe box in YOUR loft. LIMITED.
"Meet Charles Gordon Montgomery: ex-boilerman at Prestwich 'Mental' Hospital, hard liver with a hard-liver and the best British photographer you've never heard of.
"I liked art books as a kid but I always felt let down by the words that accompanied the images. I hope God's Fox redresses that bygone injustice," says author Austin Collings, who has been unearthing this marvellous and momentous archive of photographs for over five years, combing through lofts and bin bags.
Coloured by wonder and laced with a sly but also affectionate humour, this is part personal portrait and part study of a particular time and attitude in British history. An 'art book' moulded within Pariah's idiosyncratic pulp style.
Making fun is easy. Making contact is something much harder."