Laita, Mark - Created Equal (New in plastic!) very rare XXL-Book!
In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before. At the heart of this collection of portraits is my desire to remind us that we were all equal until our environment, circumstances, or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become. Los Angeles- and New York-based photographer Mark Laita completed Created Equal over the course of eight years; his poignant words reflect the striking polarizations found in his photographs. Presented as diptychs, the images explore social, economic, and gender differences and similarities within the United States, emulating and updating the portraiture of Edward Curtis, August Sander, and Richard Avedon. This volume includes an introduction by noted culture writer and editorial cult figure Ingrid Sischy.
For over twenty years, advertising agencies worldwide have asked Mark Laita to bring his expertise, problem-solving abilities and signature style to their most important campaigns. His clean, colorful, graphic photography has earned him a reputation for award winning work for clients such as Adidas, BMW, Van Cleef and Arpels, and MINI.
Based in Los Angeles since 1986, Mark also maintains a studio in Manhattan for his New York clients. His grace, wit, and straightforward manner help to create a relaxed and efficient work environment that can handle all aspects of print and live action imagery ranging from elaborate prop building to complicated retouching, as well as video editing. Mark's images have been featured in campaigns for clients as diverse as Estee Lauder, Budweiser, Visa, and IBM.
His photography was used in the introduction of Apple's iMac, iBook, G3 and subsequent campaigns for Apple products for ten years. Mark's first book, Created Equal was published by Steidl in 2010. His second book, Sea was published by Abrams in late 2011. His most recent book, Serpentine was released in 2013. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the U.S. and Europe.
Publisher: Steidl; 1st edition (12 Oct. 2009)
Hardcover: 240 pages
Dimensions: 30.48 x 3.05 x 38.1 cm
New in plastic very rare XXL-Book!