The Hidden Presence. Lee Marks, John DePrez.

The Hidden Presence

Paris: Venti 13 [Serge Plantureux], 2005. First edition. Square 16mo, photographically illustrated wraps. Text in English. Illustrated with reproductions of tintypes.

A remarkable study of tintypes of children, many of them belonging to the "hidden presence" genre, with partially obscured adults in the background, steadying or holding the child for the terrifyingly long exposure time. The essay teases out some of the implications of such photographs. A remarkable study, and one of the many unusual and beautiful publications, many of them with fictitious components, published by the French bookseller and photo dealer Serge Plantureux.

Fine. Item #27524

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