Philip-Lorca diCorcia: A Storybook Life

“The disparate photographs assembled here were made over the course of twenty years. None of them were originally intended to be used in this book. By ordering and shaping them I tried to investigate the possibilities of narrative both within a single image and especially in relation to the other photographs. A Storybook Life is an attempt to discover the possibilities of meaning in the interaction of seemingly unrelated images in the hope that content can constantly mutate according to both the external and internal condition of the viewer, but remain meaningful because of it’s inherent, but latent content. The conscious and subconscious decisions made in editing the photographs is the real work of A Storybook Life.”

_ Philip-Lorca diCorcia

$95.00

Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers

Artists: Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 14 x 11 in (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Pages: 160

Reproductions: 75 color

ISBN: 9781931885232

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Philip-Lorca diCorcia

One of the most influential and innovative photographers working today, Philip-Lorca diCorcia is known for creating images that are poised between documentary and theatrically staged photography. His practice takes everyday occurrences beyond the realm of banality, infusing what would otherwise appear to be insignificant gestures with psychology and emotion. DiCorcia employs photography as a fictive medium capable of creating uncanny, complex realities out of seemingly straightforward compositions. As such, his work is based on the dichotomy between fact and fiction and asks the viewer to question the assumed truths that the photographic image offers.

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