& - JESSE RUTHERFORD X JESSIE ENGLISH - FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER
When Jesse Rutherford asked Jessie English to make his portrait, neither of them could have anticipated the glorious rabbit hole down which they were about to descend.
The idea for the book was born at the end of that first shoot, fueled by the freshness and fluidity of the images they'd captured. The two established certain rules of engagement: Jesse would style himself from his own wardrobe. They would shoot until he ran out of clothes. They would expand on their initial ideas of gender fluidity, self expression, rock iconography, echoing the likes of Bowie, Iggy, Kurt, Ozzy... The images would be presented in the book in the order they were shot. Jessie would neither retouch, nor even exclude a single frame. There would be no words and no explanations, only a symbol.
“The thing that I have always loved about photography is the space it allows for performance. Jesse was a hundred different people over the course of our shoots; he tried on all kinds of personalities for size, every one of them a part of himself.” JESSIE ENGLISH
“In these images, I am both Nancy and Sid. I am the symbol in between. I’m not exploring any one side. I’m just doing what my tastebuds want to do. I’m exploring how things fit on the shape of the body I was given.” JESSE RUTHERFORD
& stockists include Colette Paris, FourTwoFour on Fairfax, Hennessey + Ingalls, Arcana, Book Soup, ODD, Rough Trade Records, Spoonbill and Sugartown, Voyager, Grimey's
& - FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER
2965 IMAGES / 144 PAGES
$39.90 USD / 10.5” x 11.5”
PUBLISHER: REMEDIAL MEDIA