"Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der ELSKEN relocated to Paris in 1950. There he found a bohemian group, closely following and photographing their everyday movements, intertwining fiction and reality in a new genre of photography book.
This out-of-print publication reconstructs the process from unpublished documents – contact prints, sketches, maps – and illuminates not only the nihilist worldview of the young people he befriends but also the cinematographic layout of the book, 'Love on the Left Bank' by Ed van der ELSKEN. A fiction extracted from these documents confronts the original narrative that the Dutch photographer established in the book, a visual story accompanied by a text by Tamara Berghmans." (© Aman Iman, 2013)
- Tamara Berghmans
- HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 20 x 27 x 1,5 cm., 112 pp., b/w ills., bilingual texts: French / English