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"Who hasn't had the desire just to become someone else for a while? Dressing up is a way of creating an alter ego and a second skin which one's behaviour can be adjusted to. Regardless of the motivating factors which cause somebody to acquire a costume, the main principle remains the same: the civilian steps behind the mask and turns into somebody else. For this photo series I visited owners of elaborate costumes in their own homes. As a matter of fact, Just the Two of Us deals with both: the costumes and the people behind them."
A series of characters that is simply incredible, and totally unexpected for anyone not familiar with "cosplay" (from "costume play", or playing a role in a costume), and a gallery of portraits that is just as unbelievable ! Klaus Pichler skillfully creates the perfect backdrop for each person within their homes, in circumstances, poses or situations that seem to reveal something about each indivdual hiding behind the masks and the costumes.
An amazing "tour de force": the sets, the tones, are always perfectly chosen for this most diverse parade of characters.
Also, the book production is really beautiful, with a Leporello binding (a 6.5-meter accordion), printed on both sides and hidden in a mysterious black padded enveloppe.
38 pages front side, 38 pages back side - Stiff cardboard covers, Leporello binding in plastic pouch
*Signed & Numbered*
New - Mint condition
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