I just received a copy of Jan Saudek (by Taschen) from a gifter. Thanks, anonymous gifter!
After just scanning through the first few images, I have to say: I’m a fan. I big fan. Rare is the photo that touches a part of the soul. Jan has created many.
And they’re not ones that you might think, either. An image of a father’s feet, with his infant’s feed also on the floor. Instant hit to the animal me, remembering – no, feeling – what it was like to do so with my daughter.
I’m going to let this sink in for a few days, but wow – just a fantastic book. I definitely need to see more of this man’s work.
Warning: his work isn’t for anyone who is afraid of nudes. Especially nudes that border on pornography – he really pushes the limits. But he takes them to unexpected areas, and that makes it… fantastic.