Italia by Mark Steinmetz. First edition (2010). First impression small hardback (one of 500) in new condition. #196 of this Nazraeli Press One Picture Book. It contains a signed by Mark Steinmetz tipped-in print. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Italia showcases Steinmetz's photographers from his time in Italy over the past 10 years. His attention to the world is ever present even here, seen clearly in pictures of couples, individuals as well as the landscape. The wonderful print included with the book is a rare colour picture made by Mark Steinmetz.
Claiming, “I am more interested in a photography that collaborates with chance events,” Mark Steinmetz has been courting chance since the mid-1980s, keenly observing people and places and capturing them in disarming moments of humor, tenderness, and beauty. Working in series, he has concentrated on such subjects as kids and teenagers, small American towns, summer camp, schoolteachers, and street scenes in Paris and various Italian cities. Though he has worked in color, he concentrates primarily on black-and-white. While most other photographers embrace digital technologies, Steinmetz remains committed to film and to making his own prints in a darkroom, and has been using the same cameras, film, and chemicals throughout his career. “I have a strong emotional response to light and I insist that my prints convey this,” he explains, “so I still rely on film and silver paper.”