The second book of acclaimed photographer Jean Pierrot. A visual masterpiece that explores tactile simplicity through the natural environment and the human form.
Prometheus shaped man out of mud, and Athena breathed life into his creation. the emergence of life from clay appears in the earliest mythology, literature, and thought. in civilizations as divergent as the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, Incas, and Māori, there was a common belief in gods creating flesh and blood from mud. Clay minerals were even proposed as possible genetic materials, indicating that they could have played an active role in the origin of life.
Grains of sand caught in your pores and in your hair. Salt crystals that dry on your skin after the sun sucks all the water back towards the sky, a warm dune at your back with a well-traveled, cold wind blowing past your face. And a clean sky that makes you feel as if the atmosphere around you couldn’t get any thinner and you’re moving right through the raw elements of the universe. When millions of seashells and driftwood under your bare feet make you feel like you’re the last living thing standing. The thrill of loneliness and learning to lose all sense of time…
The geography of this ephemeral world became the ideal canvas for “CLAY”. This ancient landscape can change its glorious shape like footprints in the sand the moment wind or swell has a change of heart. And like the driftwood, ground by the elements until it’s fully naked, “clay” too is made bare and unclothed by its materiality as well as its content.
With this book begins Pierrot’s own testament. Creating with an instinctive ancestral and fertile notion of form and values. Showing a visible outward appearance of the natural and the primal – with ethics and aesthetics in harmony.
Limited to 1000 copies.
|ISBN 13||No ISBN /|
|Genre||Erotic & Nude photography Fashion photography Cult photography|
|Book format details||in slipcase|
|Number of copies||1000 copies|
|Color or b/w photographs||bw|
|Dimensions||30,0 x 40,0 x 2,0 cm|