foto.jpgFoto en Copyright
By G.P. Fieret
32.8 x 24.9 cm, 160 pages
Published by Uitgeverij Voetnoot/
Fotomuseum Den Haag

In this book there are pictures of naked women on beds, taking their shirts off in rooms, sitting with cats in chairs. There are women on the street, friends talking, the photographer dressed and laughing, naked and posing, cars parked outside, abstract forms that seem to be made of things like car windows but echo the shapes and angles of the arms and legs of some of the nudes. Fieret has such an amazing energy and warmth. He's always shooting and we see everything from very intimate moments to a glance out the window. Then he gathers all this stuff and takes it into the darkroom and starts messing with it. Some are pretty straightforward, others have fogged paper, are solarized, made with sandwiching multiple negatives, moved around, etc. Then he signs and stamps his name all over them. The result is so dreamy but has this forward moving rhythm throughout it. It's in the way he edits and organizes. You can tell that Fieret was also trained as a graphic designer and a poet. This book is a document of a man's life, a time, and a city. The images were taken in the '60s and '70s and they look like that moment—a friend's mom looked over my shoulder and said "Oh the 60s!" while I was leafing through—but they still feel modern to me.

In addition to the gorgeousness of its contents, Foto En Copyright is a good smelling and beautifully printed book. Available at art books stores. We bought ours at Spoonbill & Sugartown. It may also be possible to buy it here, in German. Our resident German just left the house wearing my lucky sweatshirt, so I can't say for sure.

Some other Fieret images:




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