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Purienne Hardcover – Illustrated, 30 Apr 2013


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (30 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791348272
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791348278
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.9 x 29.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 433,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

HENRIK PURIENNE started his career in photography by documenting his friends and girlfriends in South Africa. Today he moves between the worlds of art and commerce, fast becoming one of the most in-demand talents of his generation.

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By Fat Bloke on 19 May 2014
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A good insight into the artistic mind of a famous photographer, many of the images are natural and unposed. There is a naivity to some of the images and others are obviously just catching the moment. This book is a story of one mans journey with his camera and the people he met, the places he visited, an upmarket holiday photograph album, I found it inspirational
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Beautiful images, terrible book design. 12 Jun 2013
By Pat T. - Published on Amazon.com
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Henrik Purienne's images are really easy to enjoy. Beautiful girls who all look like they've spent the day relaxing at the beach in various states of dress (or undress). Most of the photographs appear to be reproduced from recent issues of Mirage magazine, which Purienne is the creator of, or American Apparel campaigns that he shoots. Some of his best work from his archive (that I've seen on his website over the years) are missing and that's kind of disappointing. But my biggest issue with the book, which is bad enough that I would reduce 2-stars from my rating is that many of the layouts in the book are of vertical images printed as a two-page spread. So in a few cases, there's a photo of a woman's face, but the book's gutter runs right through the center of her face. It's not very good looking and simply having a vertical image laid out "sideways" so the book must be turned to view it is not a good decision. Another minor critique is that several pages are wasted on filler images that do not add anything to Purienne's purpose as a photographer. For instance, I don't think anyone who is a fan of Purienne's work is remotely interested in seeing a 2-page spread of an inflatable raft or a full page image of flamingos.
Arrousing Content 8 Mar 2014
By chris - Published on Amazon.com
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Great photos by Henrik. Gorgeous women throughout. Solid book construction, feels expensive too. Coffee table looks nicer as a result.
Nice snap shot style photography of cute girls. 27 Feb 2014
By pixmaker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book deliver as a photo essay project for Mr. Purienne.
The image has a snap shot quality, in accord to the style of the photographer, which is wholly expected.
It meets my expectation and the layout art direction is simple but fits this book.
The perfect coffee table book 22 July 2013
By Matt Galvin - Published on Amazon.com
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I have never had a photo book receive so much attention at my home. Everyone loves this book and cannot put it down. Beautifully shot (in film) and gorgeous women. Henrik truly has a gift.
makes an excellent gift or coffee table book in adult family 10 July 2013
By Jocelyne Lachance - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent photography, novel ideas, was a gift that was really appreciated. Purchased a 2nd one as another gift for someone else.
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