Uwe Ommer: Black Ladies by Uwe OmmerUwe Ommer: Black Ladies by Uwe Ommer

Uwe Ommer: Black Ladies

Photographed byUwe OmmerText byCALIXTHE BEYALA

Hardcover | May 1, 2011

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Simple, sensual portraits of dark-skinned beauties

"This is erotica with a subtle flavour, photography that has truly gone back to basics." - Amateur Photographer, London

Uwe Ommer, a sought-after commercial photographer based in New York and Paris, has made a name for himself with his own uncommissioned works, as this book eloquently attests. For the aesthete Uwe Ommer, the bodies of black women represent the epitome of beauty. His photographs are exactly what they show, no more and no less than a homage to female beauty. And of course that homage is paid in the perfect setting, the stunning landscape of Africa.

Calixthe Beyala, born in Cameroon, is one of the leading Francophile African poets. The texts in this book were written especially as a commentary on the photography of Uwe Ommer.

The photographer: Uwe Ommer became fascinated with photography at a young age and in 1962 moved to Paris, where he initially worked as a photographer’s assistant. Within a few years, he opened his own photography studio, primarily shooting fashion and advertising photos. Quickly gaining respect for his work in Paris, Ommer began s...
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Title:Uwe Ommer: Black LadiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 11.8 × 8.9 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836525690

ISBN - 13:9783836525695

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