Los Loss: Photographs Made in Mexico

Los Loss: Photographs Made in Mexico

by Trevor Appleson
     
 

In this stunning visual account, South African photographer Trevor Appleson documents the bright colors and exotic people of Mexico with cinematic still lifes that evoke Old Master portraits. Wrestlers destroy candy-filled pinatas, resulting in broken and burned cartoonish forms. A group of young boxers with their clumsy gloved hands attempt to break eggs into a

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Overview

In this stunning visual account, South African photographer Trevor Appleson documents the bright colors and exotic people of Mexico with cinematic still lifes that evoke Old Master portraits. Wrestlers destroy candy-filled pinatas, resulting in broken and burned cartoonish forms. A group of young boxers with their clumsy gloved hands attempt to break eggs into a bowl. Pictures that at first seem to be representations of idle rural people show, upon closer inspection, graves and the aftermath of brutal industrial farming. With a remarkable ability to avoid the obvious and involve his subjects in the creation of his work, Appleson's images offer a revelatory, in-depth look at life in Mexico City and its surroundings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861543066
Publisher:
Booth-Clibborn Editions
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Born in South Africa, Trevor Appleson is a self-taught photographer who lives in London. His work has been exhibited around the globe.
 
Alison Green is a London-based art historian, critic, and curator.

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