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This spellbinding scrapbook is one artist's tribute to androgynous waifs and tomboy dreamers. A fashion photographer for clients like Dazed & Confused and Alexander McQueen, Toyin Ibidapo records her subjects over time in her own home. Each subject is a friend; model and artist collaborate in the creative process. The results are intimate and real. We watch these naive protagonists explore who they are - and who they might become. Although each picture is carefully composed, the mood is uncontrived. The results: delicate portraits with a sincerity often missing from images of the young and beautiful. Coltish and charming, these mesmerizing photographs capture the raw vulnerability of adolescence.
This hardcover book measures 10 inches by 11½ inches. Published September 15, 2011.
German publisher teNeues creates eye candy for design lovers, producing sexy coffee-table books that capture the worlds of art, travel, fashion, photography, and architecture. Founded more than 50 years ago as an offset print shop, the company initially gained recognition for its high-end photo calendars; it eventually moved into greeting cards and art posters before starting its own imprint in 1995. Today, the family-owned publishing firm issues more than 60 products a year, with titles ranging from Backstage Dior to Luxury Living New York.