Cut Shaving, the Xerox Edition.
Photographs by Jaap Scheeren.
FW: Books, 2013. 144 pp., color and black & white illustrations, 8½x11½".
Selected as a Book of the Week by Carolyn Drake
'Fresh anarchy' is a way to describe the work of Dutch photographer Jaap Scheeren. With his own, slightly absurdistic, style he investigates the coherence between reality and photography. By doing so Scheeren developed a visual world in which he follows its own intuition, logic and rules. Always with a humorous twist. 'Cut Shaving, The Xerox Edition' combines for the first time all of Scheeren's work. The publication explores ways of reproducing photography, photo-books and visual archives, resulting in a a fresh and anarchistic publication that is not just documenting his oeuvre, but also becomes part of it.