Galerie Edition Vevais (Berlin) announces pre-sales are now open for the second edition of Renée Jacobs’ PARIS.
Galerie Vevais publisher Alexander Scholz states: “Renée Jacobs’ photos are new in many dimensions. Hers is not a simple erotic picture book from Paris, not a new version of just another erotic book, not a new nude book, and not a new art project of the nude. This book is the very example of a photographer of the female nude who has a social vision, a vision of freedom, secrets, desires, fantasies, dreams and liberty.
The important thing here is that the artist does not simply use models for her idea of PARIS. Her art – her entire purpose – is to make a collaborative project, a project for her models, as well -models she knows, not anonymous models from a database or an agency.
Renée Jacobs’ fine art nude photography gives the viewer a luxurious peek into the ultra-sensual world of the feminine. Beyond sexy, her photographs are dreamy and secretive, daring and alluring. Her subjects give Renée their trust and the result is a collaborative journey which fulfills fantasies, reveals outrageous seductions and most importantly expresses the power of woman.”
As photo historian Professor John Wood states in the introduction to PARIS: “This is a book about Paris, about passion and about pleasure…The sexual drive is sacred, it is consuming, and it is often omnivorous—but above all it is personal… Much of the joy of erotic art, especially erotic photography is that it is a gift to us from the artist and the model, a gift of the emotion inherent in it…Jacobs, of course shapes the aesthetic dimension of her photographs, but part of her work’s gift to the viewer is also shaped by her models’ creative partnership with her…Jacobs’ depiction of femininity is both an ancient and a modern one of women as free spirit-as free as any man. Like Romaine Brooks, Jacobs presents formal elegance, desire and beauty all coupled within the allure of sexual magic…The joy sings through Jacobs’ lens.”
As Jacobs explains: “For so long women have been told to hide their sexuality or pretend it doesn’t exist, or have it only exist to sell soap or shampoos but not to own the pride and power behind it. Sexuality is incredibly powerful. It was pointed out to me once by a very well-known male photographer that in many of my photos the women have their chins up, which he found to be a pose reflecting arrogance. I find that to be powerful and proud. I always say repression is the enemy, especially of women. People often think a man made my images. I make no apologies for the eroticism of the women in my photos. We’re collaborating to make these images for us. I’m not interested in women as mere decorative objects. I’m not interested in allegory. I’m not interested in masking sexuality; I am interested in revealing it and reveling in all its diverse glory.”
Just in time for Pride Month, Galerie Vevais offers both Renée Jacobs’ PARIS and POLAROIDS for pre-sale, celebrating the broad sexual spectrum of women today.
The 2nd Edition will be approximately 17×24 cm, 140 pages and include some new photos. It will be available as both a limited edition of 400 signed and numbered copies in softcover with a mounted picture on the cover and as a hardbound linen cover, with a mounted picture on the cover and an additional pigment print in an edition of 100 signed and numbered copies.
Special Pre-Order Pricing
in June: Softcover: 49 EUR/Hardcover 219 EUR
After June: Softcover 69 EUR/Hardcover 269 EUR