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Roswitha Hecke: Irene

Hbk, 7 x 9.75 in. / 160 pgs / 107 bw. | 3/22/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783905509960 | $50.00



Roswitha Hecke: Pigalle

Paperback, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 120 pgs / 65 color. | 3/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9783865601629 | $32.00



Roswitha Hecke: IreneRoswitha Hecke: Irene

Published by Edition Patrick Frey.
Text by Roswitha Hecke.

Roswitha Hecke's photo book Liebes Leben (Love Life) about the Zurich artist-muse and prostitute, Irene, also called "Lady Shiva," was published for the first time in 1978. It became both a cult book and an international success. Reprinted many times and translated into several languages, it is finally available again. The new, revised volume put out by Edition Patrick Frey presents photos that have never before been published. It is through the director Werner Schroeter that Roswitha Hecke met Irene. Irene, a secret star of Zurich's Boheme at that time, worked as a prostitute until her tragic accidental death. For three weeks Hecke photographed her daily routine in Zurich and accompanied her to Rome where Irene always celebrated her birthday. The result was a subtle and strong portrait of a woman, both beautiful and confident, with an unrivaled eroticism and proud elegance. The photos, a mix of choreographed and documentary work, capture an unusual immediacy and presence. Irene wanted to be pretty, to be a woman, to be free. She was direct and moody, like a child. She loved a flirt more than marriage. Tension more than harmony. Longing more than satisfaction. And distance more than contact. She lived her life according to this, come what may.



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Roswitha Hecke: PigalleRoswitha Hecke: Pigalle

Published by Walther König, Köln.
Text by Joachim Sartorius.

When the Hamburg photographer Roswitha Hecke moved to Paris, she rented a room in Pigalle with an eye to photographing the neighborhood's prostitutes. She had presumed her subjects would be women, but she found herself living on a block known for its transsexuals. She stayed for months, settling in, making friends, getting closer to her unexpected subjects. Their comfort in her presence is clear in these uncannily intimate portraits. Back at home she returned to a career in film photography, where her collaborators have included Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Werner Schroeter, and in artist portraits, where her subjects have included William S. Burroughs, Paul Bowles and Ian McEwan. Hecke brings a matter-of-fact clarity, and a special kind of intimacy, to both stardom and the underworld.

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Walther König, Köln

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Paperback, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 120 pgs / 65 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 119   

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STATUS: Out of print | 5/18/2011

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