W Stories 1997–2008.
Photographs by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia. Edited by Dennis Freedman. Interview by Jeff Rian.
Freedman Damiani, 2011. 252 pp., Illustrated throughout, 11x13¾".
Between 1997 and 2008, Philip-Lorca diCorcia completed 11 photographic portfolios in collaboration with W
magazine’s creative director Dennis Freedman. In their epic scope and visual luxuriance, these enigmatic and
glamour-soaked photographic narratives stand as one of the most ambitious editorial projects of the last
decade. DiCorcia and Freedman traveled the globe to make these stories, deploying fabulous locations ranging
from a Lautner house in Los Angeles and the Mariinsky Opera House in St. Petersburg toWindows on the
World at the top of the World Trade Center and a notorious “club échangiste” (swinger’s club) in Paris. The
cast of characters included iconic models Nadja Auermann, Guinevere van Seenus, Kristen McMenamy, Karen
Elson, Shalom Harlow and Hannelore Knuts, the actress Isabelle Huppert, the designer Marc Jacobs plus people
cast on location. DiCorcia’s fashion stories are collected for the first time in this superbly designed monograph,
and reveal themselves as a masterpiece of staged photography and photographic storytelling.
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