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Jacques Olivar was a Paris-based advertising photographer and movie director before embracing fashion photography. Adventure and a cinematic sensibility are keys to his unique style. This collection follows a series of stunning young women across the USA and elsewhere. Each location— phone booth, gas station, etc.—is a pit stop on the road to better things. Although transients, these beauties leave their mark on the landscape. Where do their journeys lead? Who knows? Yet, the mounting tension draws us in—much like a Hitchcock film. Although hard-edged, these portraits are still innocent. It’s the classic American fantasy: restless, always hopeful, and never giving up—forever young.
This hardcover book measures 12¾ inches in width by 11¾ inches in height. Published January 15, 2012.
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.