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4.0 out of 5 stars disturbing but stunning, 15 Oct 2006
This review is from: Mnemosyne: Photographic Works 1974-2004 (Hardcover)
Bill Henson's work is stunning and disturbing. Mnemosyne contains some incredible work, including a series of Rembrandt-esque photographs of audience members in the Paris Opera, with luminous faces glowing from the dark page, the subtle and private emotions captured perfectly; Other work may not be to everyones taste - apparantly his Bosche-style photos of nude teenagers used junkies as models, and the imagery is not easy - but while disturbing, the pictures have a haunting beauty, and his low light technique is second to none.

The only thing that detracts from this superb retrospective of Henson's work is the written commentary - The writer clearly thought 'Why explain things succinctly in 50 words, when I can use 10000 indescipherable paragraphs of pseudo-intellectual indulgent art-toss?'

Ignore the writing - the photos speak for themselves!
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Mnemosyne: Photographic Works 1974-2004
Mnemosyne: Photographic Works 1974-2004 by Bill Henson (Hardcover - 25 Jan 2005)
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