The title of Matthias Hamann’s new photo book is taken from a piece of graffiti found on a wheelie bin in New York, which the artist photographed on his wanderings through the American metropolis. You Would can be read as a challenge or an invitation, or as a possible instruction for anyone who surrenders to change and steps into the light of the camera. The author takes a diaristic approach to recording his impressions as a flâneur in New York and Berlin, mixing the photographs he takes with staged portraits of the queer scene. You Would shows intimate moments and poses from a social circle with an alternative take on life.
Matthias Hamann (*1974 in Leisnig, Germany) studied photography under Timm Rautert and Christopher Muller at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. In 2012 he spent six months in New York on a scholarship from the Free State of Saxony. Thanks to Spector Books (Leipzig).
128 pages, 23 x 31 cm, softcover, Spector Books (Leipzig).