(SOLD): OLIVAR, Jacques. Forever Young.
(Kempen, Germany): Te Neues Publishing Company 2011. First edition. Oblong quarto. Unpaginated. Introduction by the photographer. Introductory essay by Walter Keller. Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. The photographer’s stunning fashion shots arranged to form a narrative of a journey across America. The images follow a series of stunning young women each location— phone booth, gas station, etc.—is a pit stop on the road to better things. Although transients, these beauties leave their mark on the landscape. Where do their journeys lead? Who knows? Yet, the mounting tension draws us in—much like a Hitchcock film. Although hard-edged, these portraits are still innocent. It’s the classic American fantasy: restless, always hopeful, and never giving up—forever young. A very good copy in dust jacket.