In this book, photographer Akila Berjaoui shows how her love for the beach is inextricably linked with her artistic vision. Akila Berjaoui's incredibly sensual photographs often feature sand, sun, water--or a combination of all three. In her first book, this highly sought-after fashion photographer, armed with her favorite old analogue cameras, takes us to breathtaking seaside locations, from her hometown of Sydney, Australia, to the bathing hotspots of Italy, France, and Brazil, to name just a few. Much in the tradition of Slim Arons, Bruce Weber, Peter Beard, Claude Nori, and Juergen Teller--all of whom she regards as influences on her work--Berjaoui's photos harken back to the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and '80s with their soft colors and sultry joie de vivre. As a woman, Berjaoui is able to draw out her female subjects with a sense of kinship, rather than voyeurism. One of the world's most in-demand photographers, Akila Berjaoui is destined to make a name for herself in the field of travel, beauty, and lifestyle photography.
Author: Helmut Newton
Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh
Release Date: 2000
What a sketch is for the painter is a Polaroid for the photographer, namely the first formulation of a concept, the raw material of the imagination, as it were. When Helmut Newton published a selection of his Polaroids in Pola Woman in 1992, the subculture called it a stroke of genius. It was the first time that the master let people look directly over his shoulder. We became witnesses to the magic and often intense process by which erotic fantasies become finished images; the preliminary stages of a perfectly styled Newton photograph. It is remarkable, if not astonishing, that even this "raw material" possesses very original qualities and a charm of its own.
Gorgeous and intense b & w photography of nude women, collected in this high-quality, full-sized, cloth-pound edition. Revealing both the erotic nature of the female form and the character of each individual model, none of whom are professional, these impassioned portraits are as often loud, aggressive and active as they are quiet, pensive and relaxed. '...these are the shots not just of women, but for women' - Jennifer Baumgardner, from introduction
Dieses umfassende Werk über schwimmende Wohnungen lässt nichts außer acht: die lange Geschichte der Hausboote in aller Welt, ihre Anziehungskraft, ihre Mysterien und die Methoden, wie sie über Wasser gehalten werden - alles ist Thema dieses opulenten Text-Bild-Bandes.