BOUBAT, Edouard. Pauses.
(Paris): Contrejour, 1983. First edition. Quarto. 175 pages. Foreword by Claude Nori. Introduction by the photographer. French text. A selection of 121 of the photographer’s, haunting and mesmirising black and white photographs taken between 1947 and 1983. The essence of Boubat’s spirit is summed up in his own words: “Just as love at first sight erases everything and creates a kind of void, so I must confess that, when I take a picture, I have no desire, no intention, no memory. What I am photographing has taken control of me, it is a leap in the dark. It’s over in a second. This vacancy allows the fleeting instant to break through, the instant in which everything is plunged into one unique light.” A fine copy, in a very near fine dust jacket. A very nice copy of the correct first printing which is also inscribed by the photographer on the half-title.
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