Last year I had the pleasure of working on a book for legendary photographer ART KANE. Art was one of the most profoundly influential photographers of the twentieth century. A bold visionary, his work explored a number of genres - fashion, editorial, celebrity portraiture, travel, and nudes with an unrelenting and innovative eye. Kane developed a style that didn't shy away from strong color, eroticism and surreal humor.
From the original film, I scanned and restored all of the images included in this book. The project was organized and curated by Art’s son, Jonathan Kane and his wife Holly Anderson, a brilliant poet and lyricist. Jonathan is the original drummer for the experimental rock band SWANS, current photographer and photo editor, as well as a musician and a friend. We sat together for almost 12 months and worked on each image in the book, one by one, until he felt they represented what his dad would have originally envisioned.
The book is finally here. This stunning hardback edition from Reel Art Press is the first time Kane’s work has been collected into one comprehensive volume. Beautifully curated, it is a fitting tribute to one of photography’s most original and creative forces.
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