Sasha Eisenman: California Girls
Published by Damiani.
For American photographer Sasha Eisenman, California connotes a state of mind and a way of life, conjuring not only golden light, blue skies, beaches, deserts, canyons and mountains, but also one particular image: the California Girl. Sasha Eisenman: California Girls captures this icon and her environment, investigating her representations through nudes and seminudes against beautiful Californian backdrops. Shooting entirely on medium-format film and dead stock Polaroid, Eisenman sought out a group of women who represented the unique style, personality and vibrancy of California and photographed them collaboratively, without styling, at backyard parties, surf trips and music shows. The images resulting from these shoots are collected here in Eisenman’s first photo book. Each image is accompanied by an interview with its subject, allowing the viewer both a visual and textual entry into the sensuality, beauty, individuality and lives of the women photographed. Eisenman’s work has appeared in magazines such as Dazed and Confused, Teen Vogue, Glamour, InStyle, Elle, Interview, Jalouse, L’Officiel, iD, V Man, Playboy, Spin and others, and he has photographed countless celebrities, from Lady Gaga to Jennifer Lawrence.