Gerard Petrus Fieret
Sizes 19 x 26,5 cm
Cover hardcover in box
Publisher Hannibal | 2016
'I want to have it all. There are no failed photographs.' — Gerard Fieret
Almost no other body of photography is as strange and idiosyncratic as that of Gerard Fieret (Netherlands, 1924-2009).
This outstanding photographer was an obsessive recorder of everything that came his way: people, animals, street scenes and himself.
Most especially, however, he loved to photograph women – models, students, young mothers, dancers and waitresses – or just parts of their bodies, such as breasts, feet or long legs, in isolation.
Although his non-stop photographic activities were concentrated into a period of just ten years (1965-1975), Gerard Fieret generated an enormous oeuvre. In the Netherlands he is seen as a pioneer of photography as a form of autonomous visual art. Over recent years his work has also attracted increasing international interest.
A prominent feature of virtually all Fieret’s photos is the rubber stamps and signatures with which he painstakingly attempted to safeguard his copyright.
Beautiful publication of 592 pages in sleeve, authored by Violette Gillet, Francesco Zanot, Hripsimé Visser and Wim van Sinderen.