What to buy in February 2009

January 30, 2009

This is not a new release. Actually this book has been around for quite a while. I think I purchased it in 2005, but even then it wasn’t new.
I had already written about Sally Mann two months ago. She is an outstanding photographer, being famous for the outdoor nude images of her children. “Immediate Family” is probably her most famous publication and sparked a lot of controversy, especially in times when the public had become very sensitive towards topics like pedophile child abuse etc.

The images shown in this book are taken with a large format camera and beautifully crafted. They show Sally Mann’s children in and around their home. The pictures are strikingly open and natural, very much in the nudist tradition. The set up is similar to Jock Sturges’ images of nude colonies in France and the United States. They are in no way pornographic or indecent (whatever that word means). They are just beautiful!

The book can be purchased here

This is from one of her exhibitions in Jackson Fine Art.

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