New SIGNED Raymond Depardon Manhattan Out New York City Leica Photographs 1st HC
No dust jacket as issued. Signed by Raymond Depardon on the first free endpaper. Acclaimed French photographer, filmmaker and journalist Raymond Depardon arrived in New York City in the winter of 1980. He came to visit a friend who had just taken a job in the city, and to kill time he strolled around the streets with his Leica. As a self-imposed constraint, and to encourage serendipitous results, he decided to take pictures without ever using the cameras viewfinder. Working incognito throughout the nooks and crannies of New York City, Depardon amassed two or three rolls a day but when the time came to assess the results, he was thoroughly disappointed. He never mentioned the experiment to anybody and has only now decided to unveil these blind pictures to his public. Reexamining the work some 27 years after the photographs were taken, Depardon was surprised to discover that most of his subjects were aware that they were being photographed, and that consequently the images contain more artifice than he had expected. His subjects project an effect of indifference in their knowing glances towards the camera lens, thereby immortalizing the very spirit and charm of 1980s New York, a period for which there is increasing fondness and nostalgia today. With an essay by the great philosopher Paul Virilio, this monograph opens up an exciting and hitherto lost chapter in Decadrons storied career.
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- Origin: European
- Printing Year: 2008
- 3rd Level Category: Monographs
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany
- Topic: Photography: Monographs
- Binding: Hardcover
- Subject: Art & Photography
- Special Attributes: Signed