PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING… WE WANT

Photography is a much oversubscribed art but there are some achingly talented folk out there who manage to break the mold every time they shoot a frame. Enter Inez and Vinoodh the photography duo who get the coolest celebs to do the wildest things and still manage to make every image look like pure creative gold.  Thankfully, you can now have a little of this magic on your bookshelf with the size-friendly version of “Pretty Much Everything” a glorious tome dedicated to the work of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

© Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Pretty Much Everything, TASCHEN

The photography duo’s work has graced the walls and pages of some of the world’s finest galleries and fashion magazines. For some of their photographs, such as their portrait of Alexander McQueen and campaign for Lanvin the duo have worked in collaboration with the art director extraordinaire M/M (Paris), who are also behind the retrospective that looks back at “pretty much everything.”

© Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Pretty Much Everything, TASCHEN

It is typical of the photographic art of van Lamsweerde and Matadin that they urge their image making to de-stabilise the pristine surfaces expected of consumer culture; to this end they make use, in turn, of the Gothic, inscrutability, androgyny, comedy, eroticism, surrealism, fantasy, montage, cinema, replication, image manipulation, Pop art, fetishism and art historical nuance,” says British writer Michael Bracewell.

© Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Pretty Much Everything, TASCHEN

The original tome is all ready for you to buy here but if you’re coveting the newer more affordable version (that comes with stickers!) you can pre-order it here. We can’t wait to get those stickers all over Lamsweerde and Matadin’s faces and soak it up every time we need a little eye candy to make our day.