About the Book:
For the past three years, Stacey Baker has been photographing women's legs in New York City. The women are strangers she meets on the street who agree to pose in front of a nearby wall. Only their legs are visible in the frame: She always frames them so the subject is cut off at the waist. She rigorously stages these photographs, asking the muse to stand in front of a gritty, textured wall, and composing each image to accurate measures. By following this disciplined approach, Baker has figured out a way to commandeer a portrait studio out of the chaos of midtown Manhattan.The images, viewed collectively, reflect the diversity of the female figure and also reflect the personality of each subject as well as the fashion of the moment: leggings, miniskirts, jeans, etc.
The book has been designed by Matt Willey, named 'Designer of the Year' 2014 by Creative Review, and currently the Art Director of The New York Times Magazine.
About the Photographer:
Stacey Baker lives in New York City. She is an associate photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, which has been recognized with many prestigious awards including World Press Photo, American Photography and the Society of Publication Designers, among others. She was formerly the photo director at More Magazine.
Name: NY Legs
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag (September 20, 2016)
Photographer: Stacey Baker
Price: AED 85
Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 6.8 inches
Pages: 200 pages