G. P. Fieret (Foto en copyright by G.P. Fieret...). Short text by Wim Van Krimpen (in Dutch, English, and French) Fotomuseum Den Haag/Voetnoot, 2004. Unpaged. Tall quarto. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions. Includes bibliography, exhibition and chronological information. |
Catalogue published to accompany the exhibition, Gerard P. Fieret. 80th Birthday. Photo-retrospective'
As the jacket blurb on his 2011 monograph of Fieret's work stated,
"...one of the most wayward oeuvres put forth by 20th-century Dutch photography..." A huge influence on contemporary Dutch photography.
Marlo Kronberg, from the excellent OAKZINE MAGAZINE BLOG
"I’m endlessly fascinated by lo-fi photos — the grainy Polaroids from the dusty highways and byways of this strange world. Photos that have stories behind them. Stories of dead-end towns, fleabag motels, be-bouffanted glamour queens and shadowy enclaves...Then I grew up and realized that although many artists replicate that lo-fi vibe for artistry’s sake, few are actually truly reclusive weirdos who live in hovels. Then…I discovered Gerard Petrus Fieret. Yesterday.
"Fieret was a Dutch photographer who adored photographing ladies of all shapes and sizes (sometimes voyeuristically, sometimes not) but always with a marked — yeah, I guess it’s creepy? — voyeuristic gaze. He had a pathological fear of being stolen from and thus stamped all his photos with his name and address"--Marlo Kronberg, from the excellent READ MORE
Fine-; faint corner crease rear wrapper.