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Hollingsworth, Jonathan. EVERYBODY I EVER MET IN L.A.. Santa Fe, NM: Just One Guy Press, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 64 pages. As New.

The artist/photographer's second collection. One of the most beautiful photography books of the year 2008. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. A brilliant production by Jonathan Hollingsworth: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial aquamarine cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the recessed center and titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Jonathan Hollingsworth. Printed on thick coated stock paper in China to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Jonathan Hollingsworth's collection of portrait-cum-text photographs of everybody he ever met in Los Angeles. The rogues' gallery of memorable people are all here, committed to posterity by Hollingsworth in a singular way: Each of the portraits is of Hollingsworth as his subject, a brilliant inversion of Cindy Sherman's by-now-familiar approach. In all of Sherman's transformative portraits, we never ever forget that we are looking at Cindy Sherman, the artist "expressing" herself. In all of Hollingsworth's portraits, he has so thoroughly immersed himself in his subjects' lifestyles, wardrobe, furniture, and other pertinent personal details that we do forget we are looking at him in various guises. Sherman re-defined the photographic portrait by making us keenly aware that every such portrait is ultimately a self-portrait. Hollingsworth beautifully builds on that insight by aiming for and largely succeeding at a Zelig-like effect: The Self-As-Others. Everybody he ever met in LA is a hysterically unforgettable subject because Hollingsworth was determined to capture them as faithfully as possible. Using himself to do so makes his attempt both poignant and witty, tender and funny. A "must-have" title for Jonathan Hollingsworth and contemporary art photography collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in metallic-silver pen by the photographer: "Jonathan Hollingsworth 2008". This title has had very limited distribution and will become highly collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. 45 color plates. One of the most brilliant living American artist/photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO DELUXE EDITION OF THIS AND OTHER JONATHAN HOLLINGSWORTH TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0615239226. $40.00

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