Christopher Makos traveled widely in Europe, spending time with Man Ray during the great artist's last birthday celebrations in Fregene, Italy. The master took a special interest in the brash young American and spent the day speaking of a life in photography. Photographs from their day together appear inEverything: The Black and White Monograph, a retrospective of three decades in Makos's illustrious career.
The oldest photograph in the book was a taken in 1973. It is a single foot, set bare upon the beach in Ditch Plains, Montauk, New York. The journey of a thousand miles had begun. The result isEverything,a wide-ranging survey of his black-and-white work (many images published here for the first time) that can be seen as a photo-biography, if you will. Here are portraits, landscapes, nudes, snapshots, studio shots, cars, dogs, horses, from Fire Island to Ascot, Mallorca to Moscow, Morocco to Puerta Vallarta, Giza to Palm Springs.Everythingstands as a record of the restless, globetrotting life Makos has led, always with camera in hand.
About the Author:
Christopher Makos is a world-renowned photographer. He is best known for his work in portraiture, and has exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. He was an apprentice with photographer Man Ray in Paris and collaborated with Andy Warhol. Some of his previous books include Exhibitionism, a collaboration on studies of the male nude with Calvin Klein; Equipose, unique portraiture of horses (Glitterati, 2005); and Warhol In Context, which visually chronicles his unique access to this major artist during the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
ISBN 978-0-9913419-4-8 352 pages, 9.05 x 12", hardcover; 248 b/w photographs