Presented in this book, the series Flight Attendants is the result of two years photographing the lives of air hostesses on duty or not. The visual vocabulary of Brian Finke is the fashion and advertising. Taken in these postures, the figures seem frozen, stylized, idealized. These are the hostesses themselves seem to cling to their glamorous profession. But Finke reminds us of their individuality. Images of their daily lives are the most troubling, because we recognize our lives. Document on our times, this series explores the gap between our dreams of glamor, freedom, and reality.
Coproducer
Power House - New York
Released
16/04/2008
Collection
Hors Collection
Format
260 x 260
Relié couverture cartonnée
51 color photos
112 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-122-9
Press review
Born in Philadelphia in 1976, Brian Finke lives in New York, where in 1998 he obtained a degree in photography. Since then he has enjoyed great success as a photographer, and the New York Times, New Yorker, Details Time and publish his works. Brian Finke is a tradition of documentary photography: it captures scenes of life by capturing the emotion wisely. Or retouched nor asked, his photographs are full of life and provide a portrait of a society technicolor: Candidate competitions body buiding, tennis fans on their short game of paint-ball size. His work on the pompom girls and American football has been the subject of a book in 2003. His works are entered in many collections, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, or Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kitakoma-gun (Japan). In Paris, Brian Finke is represented by Galerie Philippe Chaume.
Journalist, Alix Browne specializes in fashion and photography.
She is a regular at the New York Times and Harper’s Bazaar. In 1999 she published Visionaire’s Fashion 2001: Designers of the New Avant-Garde, translated book by Editions Assouline (Paris).
Alison Nordström has been director and chief curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach) from 1991 to 2001.
Commissioner of a hundred exhibitions of photographs it published a fifty essays, monographs, articles in Exposure, History of Photography and Oxford History of the Photograph.
It is also the author, with Peggy Roalf of Colorama, the greatest photographers of the world Made in America by Kodak and the George Eastman House (Paris, Ed Textuel, 2004).