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Salad Days Magazine | May 26, 2024

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Chris Buck | Presence: The Invisible Portrait


“The whole point of having your portrait taken is to promote your commodity- your face- and I love how this series is the exact opposite of that.” -Cindy Sherman

PRESENCE (11 x 9 inches, 50 color ills, 120 pages, hardcover) is a counter-intuitive, conceptual, and thoroughly entertaining take on the search for celebrity. Photographer Chris Buck hides his famous subjects without the use of digital manipulation in this perverse take on power portraits featuring fifty sittings, including Robert De Niro, Cindy Sherman, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Cave, Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin, Ringo Starr, Russell Brand, Snoop Dogg, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and David Lynch.

PRESENCE: The Invisible Portrait
11 x 9 inches, 50 color ills, 120 pages, hardcover
Rodney Rothman
Kehrer Verlag

About Chris Buck:
Chris Buck has been a professional photographer for more than twenty years. His roster of subjects comprises some of the leading actors, artists, and historical figures of our time. His mastery of − and uniqueness within − the world of celebrity portraiture prompted the legendary Esquire cover designer George Lois to say of his editorial portraits, “Every Chris Buck photo is a mystery, a pervading, off-putting idea, always conceptual, often visceral, and sometimes unfathomable.”

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