- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Steidl Photography International; 1 edition (October 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3865217095
- ISBN-13: 978-3865217097
- Product Dimensions: 12 x 1.2 x 15 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,160,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mark Laita: Created Equal Hardcover – October 31, 2009
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"Created Equal" is an astonishing piece of work; a list of superlatives is inadequate to describe this fascinating collection of revealing portraits of American people, photographed at the cusp of the 21st century.
From the moment I opened Amazon's package I knew this book was going to be special. There is no paper jacket, but the book is protected in transit by a cellophane wrap which keeps it in pristine condition. The overall presentation is handsome; the design and finish of the hardback, in subdued grey cloth with bold silver lettering, a pair of sample images boldly applied to the front cover, the crisp binding and trim, ooze quality. The publisher is German; perhaps this explains the high standard of production, but I suspect Mr Laita has had strong personal involvement in the look and feel of the book, to ensure his work is displayed to best possible advantage.
Curiously, Amazon advertise the book's author as Ingrid Sischy, and, as is the case with many `high end' books on art, architecture and photography, I had expected a limited selection of discreet photographs artfully displayed on acres of white paper, preceded by a lengthy tome on Mr Laita's philosophy of life, and detailed analyses of his style and intent. Fortunately her essay is short, informative and clear. Then the images commence ...
As I have now gleaned, Mark Laita is a highly successful and skillful commercial photographer. His advertising images for clients such as Apple, MINI, Ester Lauder etc. have probably been seen worldwide. However, clearly not exhausted by his commercial workload, he has immersed himself in several major private photographic projects on subjects that stimulate his imagination.Read more ›
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And - my conclusion is that, despite the messages of contrast, we are in fact all created equal - how you regard it is just a matter of values and perspective.Published on January 13, 2014 by Anney
I purchased this book about a year and a half ago and have enjoyed about a dozen deep and rewarding conversations with friends and family as a result. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Phaedrus