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Pullen, Melanie (Photographer); Crissell, Luke, Enright, Robert & Westerbeck, Colin (Contributors). MELANIE PULLEN: HIGH FASHION CRIME SCENES. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New.

The photographer's breakthrough debut collection. One of the most sensational photographic debuts of the year 2005. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. A dazzling production by Melanie Pullen and Chris Pichler: Oversize-volume format. A very tall and slim book. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Melanie Pullen. Texts by Luke Crisell, Robert Enright, and Colin Westerbeck. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on thick glossy stock paper to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents the photographer's stunning fusion of voyeurism and hype, sensationalism and lurid beauty in our late-modern, media-driven culture. Fascinating as well as disturbing intersections that characterize The Way We Live Now, Pullen's photographic tableaux are "breathtakingly beautiful works based on vintage crime-scene images, first-hand accounts, and documents Pullen mined from the files of the LAPD. Melanie Pullen began restaging the events, outfitting the victims (her selected models) in current haute couture, and photographing them in her staged settings. To create this work, Pullen enlisted the help of up to sixty people per shoot: Set builders, makeup artists, models, stylists, and stunt crews, among others. Her models have included the actresses Rachel Miner and Juliette Lewis. The collection has received considerable critical acclaim in the national and international press. Over the past three years, the artist has worked as a commercial fashion photographer. She has shot layouts for Flaunt and Rolling Stone Magazines" (Chris Pichler). Grounded in her commercial fashion work, here at last is her much-awaited artistic debut. A "must-have" title for Melanie Pullen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Melanie Pullen. This is one of extremely few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Many copies available online have major flaws. A very scarce signed copy thus. 57 plates. One of the most brilliant living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 159005136X. $200.00

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