Invisible City. Revised edition

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"For a decade, Ken SCHLES watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighbourhood.

His camera fixed the instances of his observations, and these moments became the foundation of his invisible city. Friends and architecture come under the scrutiny of his lens and, when sorted and viewed in the pages of this book, a remarkable achievement of personal vision emerges.

Twenty-five years later, 'Invisible City' still has the ability to transfix the viewer. A penetrating and intimate portrayal of a world few had entrance to – or means of egress from –, 'Invisible City' stands alongside BRASSAI’s 'Paris de Nuit' and VAN DERV ELSKEN’s 'Love On The Left Bank' as one of the 20th century’s great depictions of nocturnal bohemian experience.

Documenting his life in New York City’s East Village during its heyday in the tumultuous 1980s, Ken SCHLES captured its look and attitude in delirious and dark verité. Long out of print, this 'missing link' in the history of the photographic book was re-published in 2014.
Using scans from the original negatives and Steidl’s five plate technique to bring out nuance and detail never seen before in print, this masterful edition transcends the original, bringing this underground cult classic into the 21st century for a new generation to discover." (publisher's note, © Steidl, 2014)

About the photzographer, Ken SCHLES (b. 1960 in Brooklyn, New York):
Ken SCHLES has been making photographic books for over a quarter of a century. He studied photography at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art with William Gedney and was a student of the legendary Lisette Model.

"Der 1988 erstmals publizierte Fotoband 'Invisible City' gilt bis heute als Kult-Dokumentation urbanen Lebens. Fotografisch dokumentiert wird das Leben in der Lower East Side über den Zeitraum von zehn Jahren.
Es ist die packende Darstellung einer Welt, zu der nur wenige Zutritt hatten. 'Invisible City' gilt neben BRASSAIS 'Paris de Nuit' oder VAN DER ELSKENs 'Love on the Left Bank' (die dt. Version heisst: 'Liebe in St. Germain de Pres') als eine der großen Darstellungen nächtlicher Bohème im 20. Jahrhundert.

25 Jahre nach diesem bahnbrechenden Fotoband, ÄInvisble City', erzählt Ken SCHLES in der 2013er Serie 'Night Walk' von seiner verlorenen Jugend.

Ursprünglich im legendären Twelvetrees Press Verlag erschienen, wurde 'Invisble City' zusammen mit 'Night Walk' (2013) neu aufgelegt anlässlich der Ausstellung in den Hamburger Deichtorhallen vom 05. Mai bis 07.August 2016." (© Deichtorhallen Hamburg)

Weitere Titel von Ken SCHLES (*1960) lauten:
'Night Walk' (2013),
'Geometry of Innocence' (2001)