Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Howard Roffman: Friends & Lovers

Photobook, hardcover, 176 pages,8.25 x 9.5 inch, 21,2, x 24,5 cm

The well-known American photographer Howard Roffman is presenting his fifth and very breathtaking photobook. His intimate photos and his skilled way of dealing with natural light have won Roffman an extensive, global fan base. This is an episodic narrative in which we are permitted to observe young couples full of naturalness, tenderness and suspense, in various constellations. The authenticity of these photographs is what makes them so charming – the photos of young men who live out their emotions in front of the camera uninhibited.

Howard Roffman is fully committed to the representation of young men and their lives in his work. Like no other he manages to capture images of his boys, their passions and their search for tenderness behind the pose. Sensitively and respectfully he documents the awakening sexuality of young men. His images depict ethereal beauty and candid authenticity.