Publisher: The Name Books
NUMBERED / Upper fore edge is slightly dented
The book “Polaroids” collects fifty polaroid photographs by French fashion, lifestyle and interior photographer Francois Halard. Edited down from 20,000 photographs, the book spans the last thirty years in Halard’s career, representing the wealth and diversity as well as the unique style of his work. The subjects include scenes from some of the world’s most beautiful buildings as well as portraits of artists (Elizabeth Peyton, Manolo Blahnik) and captures of studio and workspaces (Cindy Sherman).
“Leaving the polas almost unretouched makes as well a statement against the over-retouched, germ-free and super-artificial picture industry of today. We now have in this small book a bunch of truly sensual and simply beautiful photos that have ‘that certain smell of Lebenslust.’” — from editor Dino Simonett’s foreword