"Charles Bukowski the Dirty Old Man of U.S. literature: his poetry and prose are tightly interwoven with his life. How does one portray such a personality? The young photographer Abe FRAJNDLICH took up this challenge in 1985. This much can be revealed: The task could not be accomplished in one attempt.
The photobook 'Bukowski. The Shooting' presents a photographic approach to a legend. This face! writes Glenn Esterly in his essay 'The Pock-marked Poetry of Charles Bukowski' included in the volume. Bukowski's look concentrates everything that is so fascinating about the author of the century. This is impressively demonstrated by the largely previously unpublished photographs of Abe FRAJNDLICH. He took portraits of Bukowski in color and in black and white and gained his trust, so that he was even invited to the wedding of Bukowski and Linda Lee Beighle. The publication tells the story of these meetings, reproduces the portrait series, and culminates with the photographs of the wedding." (© Hirmer Verlag, 2020)