Matthias Hamann: You Would. Spector Books

Posted in men, photography on June 16th, 2015
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The title of Matthias Hamann’s new photo book is taken from a piece of graffiti found on a wheelie bin in New York, which the artist photographed on his wanderings through the American metropolis. YOU WOULD can be read as a challenge or an invitation, or as a possible instruction for anyone who surrenders to change and steps into the light of the camera. The author takes a diaristic approach to recording his impressions as a flâneur in New York and Berlin, mixing the photographs he takes with staged portraits of the queer scene. YOU WOULD shows intimate moments and poses from a social circle with an alternative take on life.

Matthias Hamann (*1974 in Leisnig, Germany) studied photography under Timm Rautert and Christopher Muller at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. In 2012 he spent six months in New York on a scholarship from the Free State of Saxony.

ca. 128 pages, 110 Colour plates, staple bound
Edition of 750

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