Couleur Fresson.

Photographs by Bernard Plossu. Text by Brigitte Ollier.
Nice Musees, 2007. In French. 144 pp., 110 color illustrations., 6½x7".

Publisher's Description
Bernard Plossu has the reputation as a photographer who shoots exclusively in black and white. It's almost true! Here, finally, are his photographs in color, and all are virtually unprecedented. The first dates from 1965, when Plossu began to travel to the jungle in Chiapas, Mexico, the last photograph from 2005. But these are more than colour photographs, the prints are Fresson, fabulous prints made on charcoal paper, known worldwide as being prints whose colors will never disappear. In 1967, in Savigny-sur-Orge, Bernard Plossu met Michel Fresson, the grandson of the inventor Theodore-Henri Fresson. The story of a trusting and privileged relationship, Plossu's Couleur Fresson reveals the magical chemistry between a photographer's enthusiasm and a printer perpetuating the family tradition.

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