Ode to Street Hassle (The Boys Are Keeping Secrets) /
untitled, nevada 2007.
Photographs by Samantha Casolari.
Samantha Casolari, 2010. 86 pp., 83 color illustrations, 5¾x8¼".
Signed copies available!
It's composed of two stories. On one side 'Ode to a Street Hassle (the boys are keeping secrets)' which are images shot during men's fashion week in Milan. Initially shot as a backstage reportage for Dossier Journal, it become a personal ballad to beauty, innocence, and daydreaming. The boys I represent are detached from their surroundings, they are captured in moments of reveries, of abstract dreams and thoughts. They are at apex of their innocence and I imagine they are keeping secrets in which we can get lost, where we can wonder and imagine our own moments of beauty. It is a ode to beauty, innocence, secrets and that reality not immediately recognizable that sits every day in front of us.
The other side of the book is 'Untitled, Nevada 2007', a series of images on Burning Man, the festival that takes place every year in Nevada at the end of August