studiesnineteenseventy. One Picture Book #14. Photographs Robert Heinecken. Nazraeli Press, Tucson, 2002. 16 pp. Octavo (small size). Limited edition of 500 signed and numbered copies. Hardbound. No jackets as issued. 12 duotone reproductions plus 1 original gelatin silver print.
"It is natural, when faced with photographic negatives, to hold them up to the light. It is the same when faced with Robert Heinecken's set of reversed out images from a 1970s "top-shelf" magazine. However, if in a crowded room (or bookshop) resist the impulse. Heinecken produced these incredible photograms, showing verso and recto pages simultaneously -- and in negative -- over thirty years ago. A long-forgotten off-shoot from his famous ARE YOU REA portfolio, published in 1968, they were rediscovered only recently in Heinecken's archives. A pioneer of recycled imagery, Heinecken is universally recognized for his role in redefining the boundaries of photography as an art medium." -- the publisher
Heinecken died in 2006. Read the NY Times obituary