Reviews - What do customers think about Marc Bessange (Postcard Books)?
Handsome...but ? Nov 11, 2005
I bought this book based on the reviews that it recieved on this site. The models are very handsome, in a street tough sort of way. Which can be quite appealing. And being French makes them even more so. But it would've been an even better book if there were more full-frontal poses inside. Otherwise it is an excellent book of photographs.
A Confrontational Style of Photography! May 26, 2001
These models or friends of the photographer, Marc Bessange, are not in the least bit shy. All of these individuals seem very tough, daring the camera to keep photographing them. There are no nude shots here, but some of these guys present a very erotic, and tense image that's hard to ignore. These are French guys you would see everyday and be visually attracted in passing. Another great book from a photographer who is quite different than the others. Enjoyable!
Summary Dec 16, 1999
'A kiss is not just a kiss as Bessange clearly captures, on black & white film, some of Europe's best young men in this book.'
A singular vision from a young French photographer Aug 28, 1998
With the publication of Edition Euros 12: Marc Bessange takes his place among a select group of photographers of the male image. By eschewing professional models, Bessange manages to capture from his subjects an innocence, a spontaneity and a vulnerability rarely seen. And yet there is an overwhelming sense of masculinity and maleness often missing in the work of others. These models seem to exude an unconscious sexuality. These are the images not of buffed circuit boys, but the boy next door. Not of gym bodies, but the bodies of natural athletes. And not the flawless faces of magazine models, but the face with the crooked smile that is ultimately far more sensuous. In short, these are the men we see and are visually attracted to everyday - walking down the street, sitting at the table across from ours at a cafe or playing soccer in the park. Marc Bessange is an emerging new talent well worth our attention.
A stunning array of male photography from France Aug 18, 1998
As a collector of male photography and art I'm always ecstatic upon discovering new and vibrant artists in the genre. The photography of Marc Bessange is certainly no exception to this rule. I discovered Bessange's work through his website several years ago. Since then, I have witnessed his photography blossom and mature in a few short years. With the publication of Edition Euros 12: Marc Bessange, his photography becomes available to a vast international audience. In this photobook Bessange has gathered some of the finest examples of the male form. The models exude a heightened degree of masculinity that is harmoniously sublime and erotic. The photos displayed in black & white, are a collection of snapshots and sensual poses. Each image highlights the muscularity, sensuousness, and artistry inherent in the male figure. The lighting, tone, and framing in each picture forms a unique oneness for each of the models depicted. Bessange's style is highly individualistic, neither vulgar nor pornographic. With the release of this book Marc Bessange has achieved the stature of previous "Edition Euros" luminaries such as Bel Ami, Klaus Gerhart, and Jose Messana. Readers captivated by the photos exhibited in Edition Euros 12: Marc Bessange may also want to purchase the selected postcard images presented in the Marc Bessange Postcard Book, also published by Bruno Gmunder (Germany).