bonnettstown:: andrew bush
Between 1978 and 1982, photographer Andrew Bush, with his Masters in photography from Yale, stumbled upon a house, while hitchhiking in Ireland. An aristocratic looking gentleman named Commander Geoffrey Marescaux de Saubruit picked him up and took him to his own home, a fading, 18th century Georgian manor, shared by the commander with three other elderly aristocrats "I realised I had found a great subject in the remnants of a European aristocratic lifestyle, in four elderly people living together in the deteriorating splendour of a glorious estate." Upon learning that the house was soon to be vacated by the current residents in order for the house to be 'updated' by the new owners, Bush felt compelled to capture the home and its contents.
Bush's book, "Bonnettstown: A house in Ireland" was published by Harry N. Abrams in 1989