Portraits by Lee Jeffries: book review
Lee Jeffries is a (spiritual) photographer based in Manchester famous for his stunning and strong homeless portraits post-produced in wonderful bw and color versions. In these day I’ve bought his last book: Portraits; it is a collection of his best shoots taken all around the world, from L.A. to Rome, from Manchester to London, from New York to Seattle. This project started this summer on kickstarter with large successful. At the end book was printed only in 3000 copies (plus 15 in artist edition), still available in these days, printed in really high quality material.
I know Lee Jeffries’ works for years so I was not surprised by the photos with stunning human faces in this book. Quality print is really awesome and in my opinion it justify the price (125 Euros). Images are great, style is unique. Inside there are three prefaces respectively by Josh Brolin, Giovanni Cozzi and Denis Curti. There are bw and colors shoots; for many images you can find also a nice description about the subject and the personal experience of the photographer with him. I’m really happy to have bought this book, I appreciate the great work made by Lee Jeffries in these years. Actually this is not a classic of course, but maybe, in the following years it could become so. The quality of this book is excellent: paper is awesome, bw and colors photos are printed in high quality, the size and format is perfect.
Instead of purchase expensive gear BUY the new PORTRAITS by LEE JEFFRIES
This is the “official synopsis”: Portraits, is a world renowned body of work created by Lee Jeffries. The project, which has evolved from Lost Angels, has been ten years in the making and has taken a further year to develop into book form. The book itself contains over 220 pages of beautiful portraits, presented with related stories, which when combined, produce an incredibly immersive and emotional experience. You’ll laugh, cry and be delighted in equal measure, but most of all, you will be inspired by the people you’ll meet. The introduction has been written by Josh Brolin. Order this collectable SIGNED portrait book now! Dollar prices: approx. 140 dollar per book and approx. 45 dollar shipping.
According to official site let’s see some specifications of the book:
240 page, hard back, coffee table book, personally signed by Lee himself.
- Trim Size: 230×290 mm portrait
- Page Count: 232 pp text + 8pp ends + case
- Paper: Text – symbol tatami white 135 gsm
- Ends – 145 gsm self tinted Modigliani nero
- Case – 2,5mm board
- Printing: B/W images are trichro (2 blacks and a cool grey) + varnished and colour images are also varnished. All varnished are matt. Text – duotone recto-verso + selective varnish 204 pages and 32 pages 4C recto-verso + selective varnish
- ISBN 978-1-5272-4803-8
You can buy book at this link: Portraits
Official website: Lee Jeffries
That’s all folks
Stay well, have always light in your life
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