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Lee Friedlander: Mannequin Hardcover – July 31, 2012
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Friedlander has been around for a while--the recent "The New Cars 1964" is of photographs from nearly 50 years ago--so one of the surprising things about Mannequins is the lack of older photographs--the list in the back shows only one photograph made before 2009--the rest have all been made in the past few years. Which leads to the question, why, when so much of the world is in economic crisis would Friedlander focus on things that, for most of us, have moved even further out of reach? Of course, he provides no answer--but he, like us, likes to look.
In interviews Lee has spoken of the influence of Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker on his seeing and in Manneguin we see Lee Friedlander creating a visual jazz riff on his 35mm Leica. A book that is not to be missed.