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in focus Galerie, B. Arnold : Alvin Booth : In House Nudes


in focus Galerie, B. Arnold presents Alvin Booth’s In House Nudes, which is accompanied by Edition Vervais’s publication of the work.

In House Nudes began in a barn in the Languedoc region of France where the photographer and his wife began spending time in 1989. The barn had a dirt floor, a roof with a couple of holes, and a stable where 19th century travelers kept their horses. The house that came with the barn had been an old village inn, and the photographer set to work on and in the aging structures that would become an extension of his creative output and the foundation of In House Nudes.

“My dogma has always been one camera, one lens, one light,” the photographer says. “I print what I see framed in the viewfinder. I never like to crop an image. For In House Nudes, I switched my Arri hot light for the sun – part choice and part lack of a decent power supply. All of the images are shot in natural light.” In house is a term employed by companies that produce their work without hiring outside of the organization. When asked about it, the photographer says “the images are not all inside the house. But they are in house in every possible sense. I choose what I see from and in the house, which then becomes what you see. Of course,” he adds with a smile and pauses to point his visitor to the entrance of his studio where a small plaster object has been embedded in the doorframe. Unobserved until this moment, a plaster breast of generous proportion swells from the base of the frame. How many visitors have brushed by this small, playful signature? “There is plenty you won’t see,” he says, answering the unasked question. “Or not yet.”


Alvin Booth : In House Nudes
September 17th – December 20th, 2023
in focus Galerie, B. Arnold
Hauptstraße 114
50996 Köln



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