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Faire Face
Koos Breukel

Faire Face, Koos BreukelFaire Face
Koos Breukel
Van Zoetendaal Publishers

Text by Elisabeth Nora and Jean-Luc Monterosso


Hardback/Dust jacket
96 pages
155 x 201 mm
ISBN 9789072532107


Award-winning Dutch portrait photographer Koos Breukel. Breukel’s original focus on friends and artists is balanced today by some of the more famous subjects in this refined monologue, including Rutger Hauer, Rineke Dijkstra and Lucian Freud.

About the Artist
Koos Breukel’s photo studio differs very little from the traditional photo studios that have sprung up throughout the world during the past 150 years of photography. His studio is a confined space containing a wooden, large format camera on a tripod, and a plain background sheet. Although daylight streams in through the roof, it is mainly artificial light that is being used. Here, as in most studios, a wide variety of people come to pose: men, women, the young and the old, students, artists, masters and servants, family, friends and passers-by. Some subjects come for a commissioned photograph, but the majority are selected by Koos Breukel himself.

About the Publisher
Van Zoetendaal Publishers was founded by Willem van Zoetendaal (born The Hague, 1950). He is a graphic designer who has been producing photography books since the early nineties. In 1994 he started publishing his own books, first under the name of Basalt (in collaboration with Frido Troost) and then under the name of Van Zoetendaal Publishers.

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