Eleven collects 11 years of Philip-Lorca DiCorcia's fashion editorials for W magazine. Made collaboratively with the magazine's creative director, Dennis Freedman, this body of work moves throughout the globe: Cairo to Paris, Sao Paolo, St. Petersberg, Havana, Los Angeles. As a point of comparison to most jet-setting fashion photography, the stories collected in Eleven interpret these far-flung locations not for their tourist-friendly vistas but rather for their narrative possibilities, settings scenes that aren't timid in exploring the unglamorous underbelly of these near and far reaches. Some narratives present themselves clearly: A hustler precariously working his way into UES society; an American executive plumbing the depths of Bangkok's illicit nightlife. While others opt for suggestion and mystery, luxuriating in noir-ish atmospheres and sidelong traces. Throughout all the images reproduced in this monograph, DiCorcia imports his sophisticated mixture of documentary photography, painterly composition and cinematic storytelling to the storied pages of fashion photography, setting a new standard in seriousness and ambition for this typically glossy format. Includes an interview with the artist by Jeff Rian and an essay by celebrated author Mary Gaitskill.
10 x 13 ¼ (25.5 x 34 cm)
hardcover with tipped in image
240 pages, fully illustrated in color
Freedman Damiani, 2011