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Olivier Zahm: A Photographic Diary of Fashion, Art, and Sex Olivier Zahm

Olivier Zahm: A Photographic Diary of Fashion, Art, and Sex

Olivier Zahm

Published September 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9780847841387
Paperback
600 pages
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 About the Book 

The man behind Purple magazine is the chronicler of his generation, exposing the lifestyles of the creative elite through his intimate, autobiographical photographs. Purple magazine has gained cult status during the span of its twenty-year history,MoreThe man behind Purple magazine is the chronicler of his generation, exposing the lifestyles of the creative elite through his intimate, autobiographical photographs. Purple magazine has gained cult status during the span of its twenty-year history, and its editor Olivier Zahm has become a celebrity in the international fashion world. Notorious for his obsessive photographic documentation of his life and surroundings, which he shares daily with a huge fan base on his blog purple DIARY, Zahm said to the New York Times in 2010, Even in the bedroom I have my camera, I sleep with my camera, I have lunch with my camera, I go to dinner with my camera and I’m recording my experience. Presented in the form of a free-flowing personal scrapbook, the book follows Zahm through a fantasyland populated by the artists, socialites, models, and celebrities who regularly appear in his magazine, such as Terry Richardson, Karl Lagerfeld, Andre Saraiva, Dash Snow, Lindsay Lohan, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Carine Roitfeld, Nate Lowman, Leigh Lezark, and Kate Moss. His idealistic belief in creative and sexual freedom is made evident in the many nude portraits of female friends and lovers. This voluminous book is an important historical document of our times, exposing the lifestyle and inspirations behind Purple magazine, which has had a profound influence on the approach to contemporary fashion photography.