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Erik Kessels - Album Beauty, RVB Books, 2012, Paris

 

Hardcover, 98 color and black & white photographs, text by Christian Bunyan, edition of 1500 copies.

Album Beauty is an ode to the vanishing era of the photo album. Once commonplace in every home, the photo album has been replaced in the digital age by the storage of images online and on hard drives. These visual narratives are testament to the once-universal appeal of documenting and displaying the mundane. Commonly a repository of family history, they usually represented a manufactured family as edited for display. Albums spoke of birth, death, beauty, sexuality, pride, happiness, youth, competition, exploration, complicity and friendship. Numerous anonymous stories from all over the world will be told through the Erik Kessels collection.

Pages: 140
Place: Paris
Year: 2012
Publisher: RVB Books
Size: 13 x 21 cm (approx.)







 Erik Kessels - Album Beauty (Front)

Erik Kessels - Album Beauty (Front)

 Erik Kessels - Album Beauty (Spine)

Erik Kessels - Album Beauty (Spine)

 Erik Kessels - Album Beauty (Back)

Erik Kessels - Album Beauty (Back)


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Hardcover, 98 color and black & white photographs, text by Christian Bunyan, edition of 1500 copies.

Album Beauty is an ode to the vanishing era of the photo album. Once commonplace in every home, the photo album has been replaced in the digital age by the storage of images online and on hard drives. These visual narratives are testament to the once-universal appeal of documenting and displaying the mundane. Commonly a repository of family history, they usually represented a manufactured family as edited for display. Albums spoke of birth, death, beauty, sexuality, pride, happiness, youth, competition, exploration, complicity and friendship. Numerous anonymous stories from all over the world will be told through the Erik Kessels collection.

Pages: 140
Place: Paris
Year: 2012
Publisher: RVB Books
Size: 13 x 21 cm (approx.)