"PAUL OUTERBRIDGE. NEW COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA, 1948-1955". Collectif. Editions Nazraeli Press, Portland. 2009.
PAUL OUTERBRIDGE. NEW COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA
"PAUL OUTERBRIDGE. NEW COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM MEXICO AND CALIFORNIA, 1948-1955". Collectif. Editions Nazraeli Press, Portland. 2009. Grand in-4 carré, couverture cartonnée bleu ciel, reproductions photographiques collées sur la 1ère et 4ème de couverture. Non paginé (88p). Textes en anglais par Phillip Prodger, Graham Howe & William A. Ewing, illustré de III+47 reproductions photographiques couleurs pleine page de Paul Outerbridge. Ouvrage réalisé dans le cadre de l'exposition itinérante éponyme.
"For those who love color photography and suspect that there is a lot more material to be unearthed, Paul Outerbridge's 1950s color photographs form California and Mexico come as a revelation. Here is a previously unknown body of work, and a substantial one at that, by one of America's earliest masters of color photography. To our delight, the work is adventurous and even quirky, showing that Outerbridge wasn't content to rest on his laurels at the tail end of a successful career. He had a lot more to say about color and he was determined to say it. Paul Outerbridge built an extraordinary reputation during the 1930s by making virtuoso carbro-color prints of nudes and still lives. These had a spare, elegant geometry to them that leaves a vivid impression in the mind of any student of photography history ; Outerbridge is one of those masters whom one can credit with "iconic imagery" without fear of hyperbole. He is generally thought of as a consummate studio photographer, but in the late 1940s and 1950s he took his camera outdoors to the border area between California and Mexico and focused on the people and settings that pleased him. Shooting in bold, luminous Kodachrome, his photographs explore the nuances of 1950s leisure culture and examine the not always smooth blending of two cultures..." William A. Ewing. Ref LPB0515