Item description for Ute Behrend: Fairy Tales by Ute Behrend...
Following her Girls, Some Boys and Other Cookies, which looked into contemporary childhood and adolescence, Ute Behrend articulates what those images suggested--that the archetypal folk and fairy tales for which her native Germany is known still speak to contemporary kids. And adults. Wolves, grandmas, straw, gold, Fairy Tales has them all, acted by a cast of dogs, grannies and kids with props including shredded brown paper and glimmering tinsel.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Walther Konig
ISBN 388375952X ISBN13 9783883759524
Reviews - What do customers think about Ute Behrend: Fairy Tales?
Complex, Simple, and Conceptual Feb 5, 2008
Ute Behrend has become one of my favorite photographers. I am a full time photographer, and have started collecting photography books. The way Ute pairs images together is just amazing. There are so many links between two images that seem disparate, that looking at this book really opens the mind up to what connects things visually. The photos to some might seem 'amateurish' but I think that today, when everyone on the block has a digital camera and can take competent and technically excellent images, what makes a real photographer these days is vision, and a point of view. I also like how Ute reflects a light into the mysteries of childhood. There is a magic and understanding of the self discovery that happens in childhood that is truly captured here. I don't think everyone will 'get' this book unless one has a bit more abstract vision, and an openness to what photography is. Photography should illuminate, regardless of fancy lighting, etc. This book illuminates childhood, the zen 'beginners' mind, and the magic of self-discovery, and works to make the viewer think about connections. Just great. It will make you think, and very well help to refresh your own feelings about childhood.