Voyeur

Voyeur

by Melcher Media, Melcher Media Inc. Staff
     
 

"Voyeurs are not hard to please. They want to look upon sex, sex parts, the settings of sex. They like their sex hot, cold, sweet, sour. They want it at night and in broad daylight, mysterious and seedy, sun-dappled and wholesome. Fundamentally, they want their pleasures snatched from the vine like stolen fruit. They want in another words to recapture

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"Voyeurs are not hard to please. They want to look upon sex, sex parts, the settings of sex. They like their sex hot, cold, sweet, sour. They want it at night and in broad daylight, mysterious and seedy, sun-dappled and wholesome. Fundamentally, they want their pleasures snatched from the vine like stolen fruit. They want in another words to recapture the dizzying shock of sex in those early days when it was still new and dangerous and scary."
--Luc Sante

Throughout the history of the medium, the greatest photographers have also been voyeurs. Gathered in this beautiful volume are 119 of the most suggestive stolen glances ever captured on film. A tour of the erotic world of looking, featuring artist such as:

Atget
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Sophie Calle
Larry Clark
Edgar Degas
Patrick Demarchelier
Elliott Erwitt
Walker Evans
Larry Fink
David Hockney
Izis
Dorothea Lange
Jacques Henri Lartigue
Duane Michals
Susan Meiselas
Cindy Sherman
Edward Steichen
Alfred Stieglitz
Weegee
Garry Winogrand

Essay by Luc Sante
Edited by Charles Melcher and Steven Diamond
A Melcher Media Book
Design by Eric Baker

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The ideal gift for the person you want to stuff your stocking, this deliciously dirty book details the inherent relationship between voyeurism and photography from the 20s to today. Photographers from Atget to Mario Testino have caught friends, lovers and strangers in all stages of the act. Whether it's teenagers in a rec room or an unexpected flash of girl pie, these beautifully presented images are hotter than a yule log.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060195229
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
SLIPCASE
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.32(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.92(d)

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Voyeurs are not hard to please. They want to look upon sex, sex parts,the settings of sex. They like their sex hot, cold, sweet, sour. Theywant it at night and in broad daylight, mysterious and seedy,sun-dappled and wholesome. They like it when celebrities are involved,and when the players are nobodies from nowheresville. Fundamentally,they want their pleasures snatched from the vine like stolen fruit. Theywant, in other words, to recapture the dizzying shock of sex in thoseearly days when it was still new and dangerous and scary.
-Luc Sante

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