Kern Noir. Photographs by Richard Kern
Richard Kern is the quintessential New York photographer: hes high speed and high contrast. And one of the most transgressive photographers working today. Son of a journalist, he was born in North Carolina, works around the world, and lives in his beloved New York. Known for his underground films and bold photographs of naked girls, Kern unself-consciously invents mischievous erotic stories and shoots them in simple domestic settings. As he once said, if the model is an exhibitionist then Im a voyeur. In this book, Kern presents a collection of black and white photographs taken since the beginning of his career. In addition to his girls, this volume also includes a few male nudes and landscapes.