Bling Bling Baby
Edited by Nadine Barth.
Neon colors and sequins, alpine glamor, Barbie pink and gold: recent years have seen the emergence of a fascinating style of photography that celebrates the artificial and hyperbolic, the kitsch and the trivial. This opulent publication, with silver type embossing and edging, is as gloriously gaudy as the color-saturated photographs inside. Inspired by the hip hop concept of bling, it includes works by Miles Aldridge, Olivo Barbieri, Pierre et Gilles, Anatol Kotte, Bela Borsodi, Carolin Saage, Christto & Andrew, Daniel Sannwald, David Drebin, David LaChapelle, Esther Haase, Hassan Hajjaj, Inka & Niclas, Izima Kaoru, Jason McGlade, Kourtney Roy, Mark Kimber, Markus Henttonen, Mariano Vivanco, Martin Schoeller, Matt Henry, Maxime Ballesteros, Mike Schreiber, Stefano Cerio, Suresh Nataraja Pierre Winther, Polixeni Papapetrou, Rankin, Ruud van Empel, Sarah Illenberger, Sarah Malakoff and Wing Shya, among others.
PRAISE AND REVIEWS
New York Magazine
The collection features striking images from a recent exhibition in Germany alongside Barth’s own poetic musings on diamonds, decadence, and conspicuous levels of consumption.