CALIFORNIA DREAMING: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL JASMIN - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Paul Jasmin - ONLY SIGNED COPY ONLINE
1st Printing. Signed. 160 pages. Published in 2010. Collection of color photographs. One of the most beautiful erotic art photography books of our time. Advance Signed Copy. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Dimitri Levas: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Paul Jasmin. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Paul Jasmin's "California Dreaming". His third collection of photographs of his beloved Los Angeles, as embodied by the young people who are irresistibly drawn to it. His new collection is restrained and subdued; Jasmin's focus is on the beauty of the male and female face and body (rather than full-frontal nudity). All of the models were students at the Art Center College of Design Pasadena (batch 2005 through 2009), where Jasmin has taught photography for a very long time. In other words, Jason Wilder, the subject on the cover, and all of the other beautiful young men and women in the book aspire to be artists, designers, and photographers themselves, working behind the camera rather than posing in front of it (young = eighteen and older; all of the models who appear in Paul Jasmin's books are adults). As with "Hollywood Cowboy" (2002) and "Lost Angeles" (2004), these pensive images may very well be the first and only time we shall see them as the attractive and unbearably sexy youth that they all are. The title is from the anthem-song by The Mamas And The Papas, and begs the question: What does it mean as far as these portraits of youth are concerned? "I always tell my students that they have to develop a rich fantasy life and have a highly active imagination. California is an alluring place, but I look at Hollywood as a state of mind; it's all in the imagination. Our culture today is crammed full of celebrity imagery, Photoshop reality, digital enhancement, and I for one am not buying into it. It is when I see the faces of the models and students and aspiring artists who pass through my life that I long to photograph them. That is my fantasy life. They keep me dreaming" (Paul Jasmin). What a life. An absolute "must-have" title for Paul Jasmin collectors. This is an Advance Signed Copy, and it is very boldly, elaborately, and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Paul Jasmin. Bruce Weber and Sofia Coppola hosted a pre-launch reception for the book, in New York City in December 2010. The book was released in 2011. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 100 color plates supplemented with vintage photographs from Paul Jasmin's personal archives. One of the finest American artist/photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PAUL JASMIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3869300302. Bookseller Inventory # 16175
About this title:
"It is when I see their faces, that I long to photograph them. That is my fantasy life. They keep me dreaming." Paul Jasmin found some of the models through students at the college he teaches at in Pasadena and others are the children of friends of him who he has watched grow into adults. With his pictures, he tries to capture the dreams his subject harbour. Most of the photographs were shot in and around his apartment on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, in a building that William Randolph Hearst bought as a love-nest for Marion Davies.
The photographs translate both Jasmin's emotional attachment to California, with its perfect weather, the pure light, and the population of dreamers, and the inspiration he gets from spending his time with young people.
Title: CALIFORNIA DREAMING: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL ...
Publisher: Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag/Edition 7L, 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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