Joseph Taglioni was born in San Francisco in 1956 to Italian and Irish parents. He started studying photography with Morrie Camhi in September 1976. He bought a Rolleicord for $ 30 on Kearny Street and started doing street photography and portraits. The San Francisco he photographed from 1976 to 1980 was still a bohemian city, full of artists and originals, very affordable, and imbued with an atmosphere of independence and freedom that would change in the 1980s. For his first book he pays homage to this way of life and to this atmosphere which has disappeared.
In a very personal style, he invites us to dive into those “magical” years, those that saw the end of Vietnam, before the arrival of Ronald Reagan. His sensitivity and his work are not that of a simple passenger. His portraits and self-portraits, his exteriors, offer us the expression of deep emotions, of introspection where joy and unhappiness sometimes combine. Far from ready-made images, Joseph Taglioni takes us to the heart of His City. Joseph Taglioni has lived in France since 1990.
Joseph Taglioni : San Francisco 1976-1980 : Photographies
244 pages ; 29,70 x 21,00 cm ; relié