France 1987 (Deluxe Edition)
PRE-ORDER ONLY / SHIPPING LATE JANUARY 2024
France 1987 by Mark Steinmetz (2024)
Each of the two version of the Deluxe edition is limited to to 12 copies, featuring a numbered and signed copy of the book and a numbered and signed original Gelatin Silver print measuring 26 cm x 31 cm (10x12 inches) printed by Mark Steinmetz and presented in a custom clamshell box.
In 1987, there were no cell phones or digital cameras. To meet up with someone you had to set a time and a place and each of you had to stick to the plan. The seasons seemed to linger around more, and in general, everyone seemed to have more time. The parks, museums, and subways were less crowded. The rhythm of daily life was more relaxed. People were worried in 1987, but not as worried as we are now.” – From the Introduction by Mark Steinmetz
This wonderful collection of previously unpublished photographs by Mark Steinmetz, made some 35 years ago during an extended stay in the South of France, provides welcome insight into his earliest years as a working artist. It comprises over 60 photographs beautifully printed in duotone on Japanese Kasadaka art paper, and bound in Burgundy linen. Limited to only 1,000 casebound copies, France 1987 will sell out quickly.