You tell me that"it's a crazy thing, the power you have when you're a photographer, you can capture a moment and own that moment, you can tell someone to look you in the eyes, to take off their dress, to cross their legs".
This book by Ghent-based Titus Simoens traces the intimacy and power dynamic between photographer and subject. The model is French and had been photographed by Simoens fleetingly while he was visiting Arles. She subsequently sent an email (printed in full on the back cover) which raises concerns of agency within portrait photography. This book is not so much a critique of the male gaze but rather an apt presentation of the moral struggle many photographers may find themselves in. Published by Art Paper Editions (Ghent).
24 pages, 22 x 29 cm, softcover, Art Paper Editions (Ghent).