RISPOLI, Frank. High Heels.

(London): Circa Press, 2021. First edition. Quarto. 128 pages. Super cool photographic documentation of the irreverent Punk Rock and New Wave club scenes in downtown NYC created by using metaphorical portraits of women via their shoes. Distilling the frenzied nighttime energy of NYC’s dancehalls and sidewalks into frozen moments, Rispoli offers the viewer only a segment of the body; colourful and graphical compositions highlight the curve of the leg, ankle, and foot adorned with the threatening and thrilling pedestal of the high heel. “His photos are intoxicating Kodachrome timestamps that capture the frenetic zeitgeist of the late 70s and early 80s, leaving the identity of the women up for interpretation. A near fine copy in boards with inset photoplate.


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