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ForTress.
a book about Arthur Tress by Tim Soter.

Photographs by Tim Soter.
The Ship Escaped, New York, USA, 2019. In English. 122 pp., 64 color photographs, 8x10".

Publisher's Description

Edition of 500 copies. Also available in a limited drawn and painted edition (see below).

ForTress is in the collection of Alec Soth, as well as the International Center of Photography library, the library of Special Collections of Stanford University, the collection of David Solo, among others

ForTress (a book about Arthur Tress by Tim Soter) documents the rare, honest friendship between two creative personalities. Arthur is a world-renowned Surrealist photographer and essential figure in the history of photography. He has been making photographs since the 1960s and his works appear in the collections of major museums internationally. A photographic artist, I (Tim Soter) am currently concentrating on producing unique, immersive photo-biographies.

ForTress is a funny tale told very openly with photographs, wild collages and emails like “don’t let my book clog up your drains” and “hi I just had some dental surgery and my mouth is sore so I will call you now” usually sent in haiku form or ALL CAPS! Arthur allowed me to show him as I see him, and is one hundred percent unselfconscious, never once objecting to anything—even sending me his own books with instructions to cut them up and use them.

This books SAYS it’s about Arthur Tress but don’t be fooled. It’s a book about creative learning, being receptive and seeing into the future. It existentially describes a deep connection with an imaginative human. Our constant correspondence while I was making the book BECAME the book! There most likely won’t be a Tress biography other than this, so this is the official record about a photographer who literally still shoots a hundred rolls of film each month.

For fans of 70s ballads, brainteaser books and old people who turn out to be wizards.

 

ABOUT THE LIMITED EDITION

ForTress - Limited Drawn and Painted Edition

Limited to only 32 copies, this edition is signed by both Tim Soter and Arthur Tress with an edition stamp-numbered on the colophon page. Each copy comes with a unique painting and/or drawing done directly in the book on page 107. The drawing/painting is sealed with an archival matte fixative.

(Each copy is unique; images shown are representative samples)


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