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Christian Skrein
HC, 17,5 x 23,5 cm., 560 pp.
Hatje Cantz 2004

Without exception, these amateur photos capture what are essentially ordinary moments-yet every trace of banality disappears once they are removed from the context of personal biography.
Christian R. Skrein, an artist and a former professional photographer, has tracked down and collected thousands of these treasures that can be viewed part of our visual heritage. His impressive selection of photographs is arranged thematically and presented in this beautiful book, which is a work of art in its own right.
The most beautiful and interesting photographs from the S.A.S. Snapshots Archiv Skrein, a collection of nearly one million snapshots from all over the world. Featuring amateur photos of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin, along with a number of "private" nudes.


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