A Typology of Poses in a Confined Space.
Photographs by Eric Kellerman.
edition GALERIE VEVAIS,
120 pp., 61 color illustrations, booklet, 9½x9½".
'Eric Kellerman's work is gimmick-less, pure, and universal. It possesses that expansive radiance which is the hallmark of beauty, a clarity resulting from the plenitude of form. Consider his series of nudes in the confined spaces of a box. The box establishes a geometry which then is reinforced in his geometric placement of the models. Kellerman's geometries are redolent of the high style of Art Deco, especially its sculpture where so often the nude was situated within restrictive yet elegant Euclidian harmonies. It is as if Kellerman shaped the golden sections of Nature directly into his art. Seldom has a photographer so skilfully worked with Nature to suggest those underlying and invisible forms of reality.' From Professor John Wood's essay accompanying the book.