Shufly. Photographs by Bruce Weber. Brief texts by Zane Grey, S.E. Hinton, Robert Frost & Muhammad Ali. Designed by Sam Shahid. Little Bear Press with Robert Miller Gallery, New York, 2000. Unpaged. Tall quarto. Edition of 3000 copies. Boldly inscribed on preliminary page, 'For____*/love from a pal/Bruce/NYC 2000'. Clothbound with printed boards. No jacket as issued. Gravure reproductions.
*From the collection of a well-known photo editor who would prefer to remain anonymous.
A charming, abbreviated view of those transitional years between youth and manhood. In forty-eight rich duotones and color snapshots, Bruce Weber manages to convey a hint of the emotional turbulence, but ultimate happiness, of those pivotal years. From young churchgoers to wrestlers to cadets on the edge of maturity, Weber's signature style unites all to create an illusion that is at once appealing and believable.
Trace of rubbing to lower edge.