Item description for Close Up by David Remnick Martin Schoeller...
Almost each week, Martin Schoeller is called upon by The New Yorker magazine to capture portraits of the most recognized personalities of our time (President Bill Clinton, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Norman Mailer, Jack Nicholson and many others). Over 100 of these stunning headshot portraits are collected here in a monograph that tracks the evolution of his style and showcases the body of his work. His photographs strip away all "extras", leaving only the form and light. Martin Schoeller is a rare photographer who is advancing a new style and vision in the world of portrait photography.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 13.62" Width: 11.18" Height: 0.87" Weight: 3.84 lbs.
Release Date Jul 27, 2005
Publisher teNeues Publishing Company
ISBN 3832790454 ISBN13 9783832790455
This is one of those books that makes a great conversation piece, but also is very impressive to look at. I'm not typically a big fan of celebrity portraits, but this guy knows his stuff, and can make just about anyone interesting.
These photos are also printed very large (and, for a book, nearly too large to get a proper viewing distance) but it's visually stunning, and always worth another look through. You'll see something new every time.
Moreover, at about $50, this is one of the biggest, coolest books you can get. A rare find to get such large/quality printing at this cost.
Great Close Ups Jan 4, 2007
Martin Schoeller has definitely brought a special detail to life. It really shows more of the people who stand out in life.