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Art • ‘THE DOLLS’ stands for over 200 pages of pure glam – the first book by fashion photographer Marco Ovando grants intimate insight into the life of the drag superstars celebrated worldwide, born in the glitz fireworks and melting pot of legendary TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race

08.04.2021 • Fashion photographer Marco Ovando is thrilled to announce the release of his first photography book ‘The Dolls’, featuring icons of the award-winning hit TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race. To do so, Ovando worked extensively with the drag artists during the popular ‘Werq the World Tour’, and most recently due to Covid-19, on the “Drive N’ Drag Tour”, where the stars are referred to by the team as ‘the queens’, but the girls themselves prefer to go by a different moniker – ‘the dolls’ – who really know how to get fans in their cars all hot and bothered on stage.

The press release tells us : “Throughout his career in fashion photography, spanning more than 25 years, Ovando has always been at the forefront of capturing the glamour of the drag world, including the very first season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, now thirteen years ago. ‘The Dolls’ is a collaboration with Brandon Voss from Voss Events (producer of ‘Werq the World’ and ‘Drive N’ Drag’) which grants a glimpse at this fascinating world of drag and performances through the lens of Ovando’s camera.

Split into four sections, ‘The Dolls’...

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Art • GoSee loves ... Michal Chelbin 'How to Dance the Waltz' – adolescent portraits in uniform – as an illustrated book at Damiani and exhibition at ClampArt New York

31.03.2021 • For many years, we have been accompanied by Michal Chelbin’s portraits of acrobats and by her reportages from Eastern Europe. In her new work, we encounter cadets in military boarding schools, matador students and young people in the Ukraine preparing for their graduation ball. It is all about dress codes, uniforms, traditions and about the identity of young adolescents. ‘How to Dance the Waltz’ is appearing this spring as an illustrated book at Damiani in parallel to the exhibition at ClampArt New York (15 April – 29 May 29, 2021 opening reception & book signing 17 April 2.00 – 7.00 p.m.).

CLAMPART: “The photographs in this body of work were shot at military boarding schools, prom ceremonies, and matador schools over the course of five years. The photographs explore the connection between youth, uniforms, and dress codes. The series examines the role of a young individual in a group who appears to be just another one of the same; the heightened traditional, sexualized roles of boys and girls that come with wearing a uniform; and the performance uniforms force upon young people, in...

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Art • GoSee Book Tip : ‘Agua’ by Denisse Ariana Pérez - a photographic journey to rivers and lakes in Uganda, Senegal and Denmark as an illustrated book about water, masculinity and humanity (Guest Editions), which also supports drinking water projects in Africa

25.03.2021 • ‘Agua’, the first book to be published by photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez, who lives in Barcelona, is appearing at Guest Editions. The book is about water and masculinity. The project began in East Africa in 2019 and was originally planned to end in Southeast Asia. But due to the pandemic, the photographer chose Denmark as the final destination of her photographic journey. To create ‘Agua’, she met up with a variety of people on rivers, lakes and seas. The book can now be pre-ordered, and part of the proceeds will be donated to Face Africa, which supports drinking water projects in rural regions of Africa.

“I keep coming back to water scenes. I keep coming back to lakes, rivers and oceans. I like to explore the interaction of people with water. Water can disarm even the most armed of facades. Becoming one with water is not about rushing but rather about flowing. And flowing is the closest thing to being,” says Denisse Ariana Pérez.

‘Agua’ is the first illustrated book by Barcelona-based photographer Denisse Ariana Pérez, who was born in the Caribbean. (176 pages with 142 color...

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Art • ‘Dogs - intimate portraits’ by fashion & fine art photographer Benjamin HAMPSON c/o COSMOPOLA on GoSee

17.03.2021 • Besides his commissioned work as a fashion photographer and editorials for international fashion magazines, Benjamin HAMPSON c/o COSMOPOLA loves to work with dogs in front of the camera. We present you several of his portraits here on GoSee. In 2019, his exhibition ‘Inbetween Stars’ was on display at M&C Saatchi.

Benjamin was born in North London in 1988. With his documentary approach to photography and large-scale, hand-printing technique, his work has been exhibited internationally at several major institutions including M&C Saatchi, and he has also lectured live at Central St. Martins. His work covers a broad range – from advertising commissions to editorial and commercial projects, all with one objective in common: empowering others with the artistic narratives he creates.

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Art • GoSee loves … ‘Águas de Ouro’ by Sandra Cattaneo Adorno celebrates the joie de vivre of Brazil in golden light and boisterous scenes on Rio de Janeiro’s famous Ipanema beach (Radius Books)

10.03.2021 • Crowded beaches, people laughing, skin against skin – scenes we will all hopefully soon experience again live. Photographer Sandra Cattaneo Adorno presents the beauty of Rio’s Ipanema beach with breathtaking light atmospheres in her wonderful book ‘Águas de Ouro’ (publisher: Radius Books).

“In her latest monograph, SANDRA CATTANEO ADORNO explores the unique character of Rio de Janeiro through images that combine moments of street photography with abstract, lyrical compositions. Adorno’s photographs emphasize the human body which, isolated and transformed by the strong golden light, contrasts against the natural beauty of Rio’s beaches and acquires a symbolic dimension. As a result, Adorno’s beguiling images not only capture people and moments with visual maturity and acuity, but also evoke something quintessential about the city, something a little darker: the bittersweet yearning that Brazilians refer to as saudade, which hints at other levels of reality, the invisible ones of poetry and magic.”

Sandra Cattaneo Adorno started photographing six years ago, at the age of 60, and has...

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