Ryan Mcginley – Flasher Factory (signed)

Ryan McGinley


Edition : First / New York / Flasher Factory / 2004 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to. Unpaginated (ca 64pp). Printed wraps. Numerous Colour plates. Text in English. Flatsigned by McGinley to titlepage.

McGinley’s second book, and the one that documents the transition from friends, family and hedonism to landscape and magical realism. “While he is best known for capturing intimate and everyday images of his extended family of friends (including skateboarders, graffiti artists, and lovers) in and around the Lower East Side, McGinley has been working almost exclusively in natural settings outside of New York City over the past nine months. For the first time, he has set up situations specifically to be photographed, but he also creates the conditions in which his subjects can lose themselves in the moment- as when a group of young people climb naked into the upper branches of a tree or float underwater at night. In these new pictures, McGinley has embraced nature as a site of freedom, and he searches for and captures a sense of buoyancy and release.”

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