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Elizabeth Heyert: The Narcissists
SEI SWANN

Clth, 11 x 14 in. / 124 pgs / 81 color. | 10/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780615280127 | $60.00



Elizabeth Heyert: The Sleepers
SEI SWANN

Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 64 pgs / 25 tritone. | 2/2/2003 | Not available
ISBN 9781564661050 | $35.00



Elizabeth Heyert: The NarcissistsElizabeth Heyert: The Narcissists

Published by Sei Swann.
Interview by Stacey D'Erasmo.

Best known for her controversial 2005 postmortem portrait series The Travelers, which The New York Times called "a peek... at the vibrant, living face beneath the mask of death," the former architectural photographer Elizabeth Heyert resumes her role as observer and voyeur in this fascinating third volume, The Narcissists. Inspired by the myth of Narcissus, and as a challenge to the Avedon idea that a photograph is about a relationship between two people, Heyert takes us through the looking glass, capturing her subjects unaware through a one-way mirror in a series of 15-minute photo-sessions. The volume includes 24 of those color portraits--a 12 year-old beauty queen dressed as Barbie, an aging male bodybuilder, a bejeweled socialite and a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, among them--caught gazing into their own eyes. This book's design, created by the Amsterdam-based studio Featuring, hinges on Heyert's use of candid triptych close-ups of each portrait, presented in three-panel gatefolds, which reveal subtle inconsistencies amidst the cosmetic perfection of her subjects.

PUBLISHER
SEI SWANN

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 11 x 14 in. / 124 pgs / 81 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 10/31/2009
Active

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CATALOG: FALL 2009 p. 28   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780615280127 TRADE
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AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

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Elizabeth Heyert: The SleepersElizabeth Heyert: The Sleepers

Published by Sei Swann.
Photographs by Elizabeth Heyert. Contributions by Stacey D'Erasmo.

Do we reveal our hidden, inner self when we sleep? In The Sleepers, Elizabeth Heyert's camera bears witness to moments rarely seen, when our public faĦade has vanished, and we are completely unaware of scrutiny. Working with a large format view camera from a balcony, Heyert documented modern men and women, in all their diversity, sleeping naked, singly and in couples. Against a stark black background, seemingly isolated in space, none of her subjects look like they are sleeping. Instead, freed and transformed by sleep, they appear to be dancing or flying, or in a state of ecstasy or torment. Then, in a startling second step, Heyert traveled to deserted parts of northern Sicily, and working in the dark of night, projected images of the sleeping figures onto ancient, damaged stone, and re-photographed them. With this surprising layering of imagery, what began as a voyeuristic exploration transcends documentation and captures an abstract, timeless essence of humanity. Iconic images emerge from darkness, mythic and heroic, with their deeper meanings dancing on the edge of ambiguous vision.

PUBLISHER
SEI SWANN

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.5 in. / 64 pgs / 25 tritone.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/2/2003
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2003

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9781564661050 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $35.00 CDN $35.00
AVAILABILITY: Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 4/1/2008

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