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Looking For Love On The Left Bank

Ed van der Elsken

The Eyes Publishing

Publication date : 2017/05/03
Weight 701 g / Dimensions 19.5 x 27 cm / 112 pages / fr/ en
ISBN 9791092727173

Ed van der Elsken arrived in Paris in 1950, where he met his “soul mates” in a group of bohemians from Saint-Germain-des-Prés. In the manner of a diary, he photographed each of their movements, particularly those of the beautiful redheaded Vali Myers.

His photographic story mixes fiction and reality, instituting a new genre of photo book, the photo novel. The reconstruc- tion of the process of making this book from previously unpublished documents – contact sheets, dummies, sketches, colour prints, annotated maps of Paris – reveals not only the nihilistic state of mind of youth bathed in a post-war existentialist climate, but also the cinematographic character of the layout.

From all these documents was drawn a fiction superimposed on Van der Elsken’s initial narrative developed in Love on the Left Bank. This visual narrative is accompanied by a text by Tamara Berghmans, curator at the FoMu in Antwerp and author of a dissertation on the book.

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