I’ll Be Your New York

Title: I’ll Be Your New York

Photographer/s: Lena Aliper

Date of publication: 2011

Place of publication: La Bisbal, Spain

Dimensions: 16.5cm x 20.5cm

Edition size: 100

Type of binding: soft cover, perfect bound

Number of pages: 64

Type of paper: 90gsm matte, coated

Number of pictures: 20

Type of printing: Digital

Printer: Service Point

Publisher: Atem Books

Language: English

ISBN: 978-84-938480-2-6

Category: artist book

Price: 15 euros

Summary: “I’ll Be Your New York” is a tale of self-subversion and desire that offers a girl’s take on the much cherished and coveted l’amour fou. The city was meant to function as a visceral presence that envelops the body transfigured by love and feeling different against an urban backdrop. I was fascinated at the thought of conveying the intensity things acquire, as intensity seems to be the only thing I have ever chased in my life. The pictures were taken with a vintage 1970s Polaroid, one would say to reinforce the impression of uniqueness and tangibility – to be honest, however, I don’t quite remember how it ended up falling into place and becoming whole. The title is (apart from referencing the pop anthem) a metaphor of desire and longing, as the only city I took pictures of is London, around its Eastern part.

Date and place of birth of photographer/s: 1985 in Moscow, Russia

Website: offbeatinhairpins.blogspot.com

Book link: http://www.atembooks.com/producto/ill-be-your-new-york-lena-aliper-2/

Donated by: Lena Aliper

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