Loving your Pictures


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Out of focus, overexposed, underexposed: for his new book and exhibition Erik Kessels collected rejected amateur photographs. The subject of this book is the collection of photographs, not what they represent. What are the characteristics of photography? What are we expecting from it? What makes a photo good or interesting enough to put it in an album? Loving Your Pictures is a photo book on photography and authorship. Kessels works in similar spirit as Hans Peter Feldman or Bertien van Manen, questioning the thin border between high and low art, artist and amateur, private and public.


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