Gabriel Bauret regularly organizes photography exhibitions in Europe and has written for Zoom magazine. Inspirational photo book Color Photography is his most popular book.
Color Photography (published by Assouline Books) is an homage to the photographers who elevated the use of color to an art form. Depending on the photographer, the subject and the period, color can be beautiful or ugly, showy or neutral.
Color Photography represents an incredible range of styles and genres, including nudes and still lifes, fashion, portraits and landscapes, in the work of more than one hundred photographers.
The collection includes images by John Rawlings, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Paolo Roversi, Erwin Blumenfeld, Edward Weston, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Andreas Gursky, William Eggleston, Edward Steichen, Annie Leibovitz, Sarah Moon, Sheila Metzner, Paul Outerbridge, Horst P. Horst, Javier Valhonrat, among others. This oversized coffee-table book mainly comprises meticulously printed, full-page reproductions of 150 images created by many of the premier photographers working in the color medium during the 20th century.
The illustrations are divided into eight thematic sections, including nudes, landscapes, fashion, and reportage. The works on display Larry Burrows’s Vietnam combat scenes, Robert Polidori’s architectural studies, Andres Serrano’s ironical body fluids, and Richard Misrach’s Dali-esque desertscapes, among many others all convey powerful meaning in part through an inventive use of color.
“This book promises pure pleasure and, more often than not, delivers.” Village Voice.
Color Photography is a must-have book for all photography lovers.