In FILMSCAPES I explore my storytelling process. I have selected specific Vogue shoots from 1979-1989 that were particularly seductive. The book juxtaposes my personal selections against tear sheets showing the initial images used for editorial publication. Many images from my personal edit, have never been seen before.
My way of looking came probably very early in my life. Storytelling has always been essential for me ever since I was a kid; it was my way of making the world the way I wanted it to be. So, of course, when I started taking pictures, it seemed a pretty natural extension and one that gave me enormous pleasure.
“The world in which a man lives shapes itself chiefly by the way in which he looks at it” – Schopenhauer.
And this is how I look at this period of my life.
Denis Piel, 2020
Denis Piel : Filmscapes
Limited edition of 500
Hard cover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1647134153
ISBN-13 : 978-1647134150
Publisher : dpi; 250th edition