Presentation on the artist's website :
"Deliberately operating in the contentious boundary between fashion and art photography, Donovan's work often challenges the notion of images à la sauvette. The photographer deliberately imposes his aesthetic intention on reality whilst drawing inspiration from a writers as diverse as Socrates, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Osho and Charles Manson; influences much in evidence in the more psychedelic work within the book. Drawing on his graphic design background, Donovan harnesses the potential of graphic manipulation in his portrayal of the human condition; images often heavily edited using techniques both cutting edge and arcane, from experimental montage to graffiti and assemblage.
Combining the beautiful with the bizarre, the controlled with the chaotic, Donovan's photography attempts to destabilize the highly polished images expected of today's consumer culture through the use of the psychedelic, androgyny, comedy, eroticism, surrealism, fantasy, Pop Art, cinema, fetishism and historical nuance."
The images presented here were taken from the website The New Frame dedicated to photobooks (more images available there).
460 numbered copies.
96 pages - Hardcover
Editions du LIC, 2013 (460 copies)
New - Mint condition
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