The Man of the Crowd is a reflection on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Man of the Crowd and a Parisian street occurrence that I photographed. The main part of the work is a series of 56 photographs, tracking a 21st century flâneur, followed by imagetexts based on linguistic analyses of Poe’s story.
In 2008 this work was published as an unbound artist book, presented in a box (76 single-sided pages that could be taken out and exhibited). It was inkjet printed in an edition of 14 numbered and signed copies. 5 x 7 inches. Rochester, NY 2008. See some more images, also of the book as exhibited on paper shelves here. The book can be found in the collections of amongst others Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Priced at 425 euro, plus shipping. Few copies left. Order through webshop or through email.
Note that in November 2012 a bound version of this artist book was published.