BOND~Henry. Point and Shoot
Publisher: Hatje Canz Verlag, Ostfildern
Henry Bond, Point and Shoot.
320 pp., 216 illus in duotone, 25.00 x 34.10 cm
The photographs of Henry Bond reflect the view of a stroller ambling through the streets of London.After his first success with The Cult of the Street this is now his second important publication.
The photographs of 32-year-old Henry Bond from England show the view of the stroller ambling through the streets of London. He compares his walks with a psychoanalytic session “in which everything can be talked about, everything can come out…” The shopping precincts, nightclubs, dance floors and, again and again, the fashion labels of Nike and Adidas seem to turn up by accident in the pictures, often indistinct or seen from unusual angles. Henry Bond playfully makes use of a wide range of stylistic methods: with a zoomphoto lens he reveals indiscreet glimpses ÃƒÂ la paparazzi, in his photos of shoes he quotes advertising and fashion photography, grainy photos seem to come from the monitoring cameras on the street corner. Henry Bond relishes the rough qualities of photography by buying and using a mixture of readily available cheap cameras sold on the High Street.”He succeeds in creating authentic pictures of a culture in which it is primarily look, lifestyle and pose that count” (Art). After his first success The Cult of the Street this is now his second important publication.
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