June 25, 2012

Antoine d'Agata - Ice

Antoine d'Agata (see here for previous posts) has a new book out. It's called Ice (name of a drug he seems to have heavily taken during his stay in Vietnam where the pictures were shot). The images above have surely convinced you that it's once again a seminal and visceral work, not your usual documentarian visual stuff of course. Always difficult not to be troubled by this approach of photograph. To be part of and not only "voyeur" of the people and situations he captured with his camera is surely a way to moralize this activity. At least to his views (see his recent interviews). In this new series, sex seems less pregnant and the models less blurred than before. The last picture of this series (in B&W) grabs you by the bollocks and is an incredible equivalent of drawing.

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