Hiro Photographs

Hiro Photographs

Foreword by Hiro. Afterword by Mark Holborn. Edited by Richard Avedon. Photographs by Hiro.

London. Jonathan Cape. 1999. Hardback, dust jacket. Unpaginated [c.200 pages]. Full-page colour and duotone plates throughout. 335 x 260mm (13 x 10"). 1.5kg. 0224051555. English. Very good; light shelf wear to dust jacket.

'Hiro's distinguished career as an exquisite fashion, still-life, and portrait photographer began nearly forty years ago in New York at Harper's Bazaar. He is one of the most influential figures in postwar American photography... For a brief period in the fifties he worked with Richard Avedon, who then sent him to the legendary art director, Alexey Brodovitch.
Only once before has Richard Avedon devoted his energy to the work of another photographer, and that was Lartigue. Now he has edited from the entire range of Hiro's work, selecting only those pictures which are quite unlike anything from another photographer. Much of this mysterious world of Hiro, from an album cover for the Rolling Stones to a microscopic still-life, has been photographed on a sea shore that looks like the edge of the world and grants a metaphysical air. It is a world marked by Hiro's dreams of technology and space. The book ends with an unsentimental study of the feet and torsos of babies only a few months old. They are part of Hiro's observation of humanity emerging into a new age.' (from the blurb).