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Famous Eyes

Daniel and Geo Fuchs recently catapulted themselves to the top of the international art photography scene with their prizewinning book Conserving.

Their newest book is no less spectacular. It’s an unprecedented documentation of our era’s most famous people, including artists, photographers, designers, creators of culture, musicians, actors and architects.
Their austerely professional working method and the repeatedly surprising new ideas with which these conceptual artist/photographers pursued their „Famous Eyes“ project not only convinced the participating celebrities.
Each of these people was present with his or her full energy and enthusiasm when Daniel and Geo Fuchs used a box-like Polaroid camera, which had originally been developed for eye doctors, to produce these creative highlights. The beginning of each session was devoted to the project of taking an extreme close-up of the celebrity’s eye.
The next step was to stage a second image, which usually integrated the first portrait of the person’s eye. The resultant photographic artworks are every bit as diverse as are the personalities of the photographed individuals.
These portraits accurately reflect the many facets of life: from gorgeous and aesthetic, through crazy and shrill, to desolate and thought-provoking. A repre-sentative collection of these fascinating photos is now available in a large-format photo book entitled „Famous Eyes“.
photography:Daniel+Geo Fuchs
ISBN 978-3-934020-06-1
dimensions 24 x 30 cm
240 pages
appr. 260 photographs
printed in full colour
texts in G, E, F
hard cover, thread bound
coloured slipcase
Price 19,90 EUR (incl. tax)

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MAX, Germany



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PHOTO, France



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ELLE, Germany



They're two of the ho ttest names on the international photo scene: artist couple Daniel & Geo Fuchs were the talk of the town and the planet when they first unveiled their spectacularly gruesome shots of preserved creatures, which include specimens of the species called Homo sapiens. Somewhere among the conserved specimens in the medical institutions, the Fuchs duo must have discovered the Macro 5 SLR Polaroid camera. Their book (Famous Eyes) and its accompanying exhibition in Hamburg's Kunsthaus are the world premiere of their newest creation, in which they present extraordinary portraits of celebrities, artists, and other creative individuals.
PRINZ, Germany



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