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THAI-CONG MY PARENTS: AN HOMAGE TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AND LIFE
Thai-Cong Quach

Edition Stemmle, 2002
Hardcover
144 pages
Colour images throughout
ISBN: 9783908163626

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Applying a witty and provocative photographic concept, the fashion stylist Thai-Cong breaks away from customary traditions of seeing, dissolving the symbiosis of fashion, photography, and youth and questioning the cult of beauty it supports. He persuaded 25 prominent international photographers to photograph his parents in the newest creations from 25 of the world's best-known fashion houses.
His parents - his father aged 90, a native of China, and his mother 60, from Vietnam - who were forced to leave their homeland during the eighties and find their way in a new culture, look back upon highly eventful lives. The charisma that radiates from their life-worn faces stands in fascinating contrast to the splendor of the fashions and the glamorous setting, and it inspired the photographers, who are accustomed to working with perfect bodies and faces, to new heights of creativity. The outcome is a series of outstanding photographs that open our view to a new aesthetic dimension of fashion and photography.

 

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