Scheunemann, Diana - Diana Scheunemann new in seal!
Photographer Diana Scheunemann has shot high-fashion advertising with gorgeous, statuesque models and she has shot sexually frank pictures of her friends (who look like gorgeous, statuesque models), but here's the real artistry: she manages to pull it off so that a sense of play rather than envy or lust or exploitation is paramount. Scheunemann is not interested in the mopey model pout. Her subjects enjoy their romps in the buff, clearly at ease with her camera. The sex is real but hardly titillating (well, maybe a little). Her work resembles a more polished version of her fellow countryman Wolfgang Tillmans's photographs of his friends--spontaneous, open and real. This book is part of the new series called Damiani Forward, focusing on new, up and coming photographers.
‘Diana's work actually requires few words. Even the most cursory of glances through this incredible collection gives the viewer the most intimate insight into her electric, scary, sexy, witty, hilarious otherworldly existence. Whether catching a glimpse of a solitary midnight swim, a moment of intense climax, or a naked masked ghoul on the back seat of the family saloon Diana's subjects are the anti-heros of our bland coffee table culture. Every page crackles with a raw energy and a visual dexterity, leads you helplessly onwards through this fantastical exhibition of sex, nightmares, life, death, rock n'roll and everything along the way. Most importantly there is always a punchline and always a reason to celebrate being alive.
This new book; truly shocking, memorable and inspiring from start to finish is a moving and decisive exploration of all aspects of the human condition, a real test of the last few boundaries of public taste and decency, and a damn good ride. Fundamentally these images are about life and all it can possibly throw at you, there is no other story worth telling and few other photographers I would rather hear it from… enjoy!’
hardcover : 200 pages
Dimensions : 22.5 x 32 x 1.5 cm
Publisher : Damiani
Language: : English
isbn : 9788889431146