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91383 Rizzoli Rendez-vous: Male Nudes Coffee table book

Rizzoli • Rendez-vous: Male Nudes

Coffee table book

Sonia Sieff: Rendez-vous!: Male Nudes.
176 pages.

REF. 91383

W.23 x H.2 x D.31cm

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Following her much lauded and decidedly feminist take on the female nude, Sieff now trains her lens on the men from all walks of life who are photographed in a wide range of locales in Sieff’s native France, throughout neighboring countries in Europe, and as far reaching as Africa in this second volume of her nude portraiture. Celebrating diversity and body-positivity, the fifty men in Sieff’s narrative create a body of work that is as sexy as it is intimate.

Beautifully staged with a knowing eye, over 100 photographs describe the interior lives of men at rest and at play; Sieff captures the distinct personality of each while also depicting a unique sense of place. Shot in incomparable landscapes from the sun-kissed Mediterranean to the quiet of Parisian bedrooms, this is a fresh take on the male nude.

Photographer and director, Sonia Sieff found her path at 17 years old through travels. She learned the trade on movie sets with renowned directors of photography, before turning to fashion. Her artistic style is about mastering light with a loving eye and highlighting her subject’s body and personality through nudes and portraits. Recently, while collaborating with numerous international fashion magazines, she has been working on personal projects and exhibitions. Simultaneously, she’s developed her directing skills by working on short movies and advertising campaigns. She is currently working on a documentary about her father, Jeanloup Sieff and her first feature movie on feminisms.

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