(SOLD): SONCK, Jacques. Lotgenoten.

(Leuven, Belgium): De Kunstbank, 1995.  First edition.  Quarto.  Unpaginated.  Super cool and super rare volume of Sonck’s street and studio portraits. Sonck is attracted by people who stand out from the crowd, either by an anomaly in their appearance or by their extravert attitude. His eccentric models are unique individuals who walk the border of ‘normality’. Although his work is often compared with that of Diane Arbus, who photographed humans on the margins of society, Sonck is more interested in the physical appearance than in the social position of his subjects.  He finds his exceptional models on the streets of Belgian cities and often photographs them on the spot, often in front of a neutral background. Regardless the volatile and anonymous nature of these encounters, Sonck’s subjects pose with full surrender, pride and self-confidence.  A very good copy in wrappers with integral flaps, light bump to top corner.


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