HEES~Carel van. Play, a photographic record *
Publisher: Paradox/Voetnoot, Amsterdam Year: 2001 Artist: HEES~Carel van ISBN: 90-71877-60-4 Softcover, acetate jacket 33 x 23,5 cms., unpaginated, (288) pp., 244 photo-illustrations in duotone. Contains Compact Disc between jacket and front wrapper. text English / Dutch. As new
Play, a photographic record . Carel van Hees. Powerlessness, vitality, love, aggression, expression… Young people in a multicultural society at the end of the 20th century: how do they look, how do they sound? Ninety-five percent of the photographs in this book were made in Rotterdam. Play is about what it is like to be young, anywhere and in all eras. For three years the Rotterdam photographer Carel van Hees turned his camera on the youth of Rotterdam. He focused on their character, their aura and energy. His intense black and white photography is rooted in the strong Dutch documentary tradition of human interest photography. In >PlayVan Hees fulfilled his long-cherished wish to combine photography with other media. For example, starting from Van Hees’s images and the characters in them, programme producer Ingrid Smits made a series of broadcasts for Radio Rijnmond. The interviews were combined by audio artist Leo Anemaet with a large number of sounds Van Hees collected, such as the thud of pile-drivers, passing trams and the ubiquitous mobile telephones. These urban noises were supplemented with rap and music made for >Playby a group that came together especially for the project, comprised of scratcher Mike Redman, sampler Budy Mokoginta and trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. The audio was recorded on a cd which is an inseparable component of the 288 page book.
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