I had a show called the book of disquiet with mercedes helnwein. In 2005 prager published her first book, the book of disquiet. Polyester en the book of disquiet, the seven deadly sins. From selfpublished books to the instantmusiccareers launched by the plethora of rampant television singing competitions, introducing your own creative product to the world is not the daunting, redtape rigmarole it was 20 years ago.
She is a selftaught photographer who staged sets and models to create filmlike images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of hollywood and photography, but also the cinematic image in art contexts. Dec 31, 2016 alex prager is an american photographer and filmmaker, born on november 1, 1979. Her photographs primarily use staged actors, models and extras to create meticulously designed mise en scene, often described as filmlike and hyperreal. Get premium, high resolution news photos at getty images. Alex prager is one of the truly original image makers of our time. The book of disquiet download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi.
Samuel west, standing between films of ana moura and joao reis, in the book of disquiet at montclair state university in. Seldom in our vast collective consciousness do we stumble upon imagery that leads us both locked in a finite time period and at the same time full of fresh contemporary narratives. Her photographs primarily use staged sets and models to create filmlike images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of hollywood and photography, but also. See more ideas about cinematic photography, photography and. Published posthumously, the book of disquiet is a fragmentary lifetime project, left unedited by the author, who introduced it as a factless autobiography. For ten years, prager has staged imaginary scenes for her cameradream worlds in technicolor, rife with tension and. Buy the book of book disquiet an immoral drama alex prager and mercedes helnwein by isbn. Discover interesting facts about alex prager on artnet.
Alex prager, crowdsourced, interview magazine, january 10. The book of book disquiet an immoral drama alex prager. Published in 2005, the project presents seven works by each artist, meant to represent and confound our understandings of biblical evil. The seven deadly sins has been her most critically successful to date. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. On view for alex prager, its lonely in a crowd, t magazine, january 10 kelsey, colleen. Beyond it is alex prager s studiofitting, because prager has always made photographs and films that elicit the type of mystery one gets when passing through a big, brightred door. Prager was the 2012 winner of the foam paul huf award, a prize organized by the museum and awarded annually to a young photographer. And yet, it captures the lucid moments of humanity found only in the most candid of photography. Alex prager dreamed to be the photographer since her childhood days and she actually kind of fulfilled this at her young age. The present lot comes from one of alex pragers first series the book of disquiet.
An immoral drama, a collaboration with artist mercedes helnwein, which. Pragers most recent exhibition, the book of disquiet. She actually is also known in the globe on her behalf photo graphical works just like the book of polyester, disquiet and much more. The book of disquiet, on the other hand, is the work of someone who knows himself well, and cares only about reaching a kind of existential purity. The book of disquiet an immoral drama hardcover 2005 by mercedes helnwein author, alex prager author see all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Mar 15, 2011 fashion film by alex prager featuring bryce dallas howard one of diane pernets top 10 fashion films. Bernando soares, the eponymous author of the book of disquiet, a book keeper in lisbon, records his observations of everyday life as if we were walking through an art gallery. Oct 27, 2009 prager has released two books in the last few years, one in 2007 titled, polyester, of which some images are featured here, and another in 2005 titled the book of disquiet, the seven deadly sins, in which she and mercedes helnwein illustrate the concept by the juxtaposition of comedy and tragedy. Alex prager is a renowned photographer from united states of america.
Theres a big, brightred door a stones throw from the main strip in silver lake. Alex prager bio, fact affair, boyfriend, married, spouse. Click download or read online button to get the book of disquiet book now. Interview by maxwell williams photos by sally peterson october 1, 2015. View a wide variety of artworks by alex prager, now available for sale on artnet auctions.
Alex prager s first solo museum show is on display at foam fotografiemuseum amsterdam through october 14, 2012. I first fell in love with alex prager s work in 2009 when i came across kimberly the first image as the featured shot to promote photo l. The image is from prager s 20 face in the crowd series, which employed 350 extras and 75 crew members. Seven deadly sins selected bibliography 2014 zafiris, alex.
An immoral drama, a collaboration with artist mercedes helnwein, which explores the seven deadly sins. She is a selftaught photographer who staged sets and models to create filmlike images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of hollywood and photography, but also the cinematic image in. Beyond it is alex pragers studiofitting, because prager has always made photographs and films that elicit the type of mystery one gets when passing through a big, brightred door. In 2005, prager created a group of works, the book of disquiet, as an exhibition and joint publication with artist mercedes helnwein. Besides photography he also gained fame after appearing in movies like despair and touch of evil. The book of disquiet an immoral drama mercedes helnwein, alex prager on. She began her career as a photographer after seeing a william eggleston exhibition and has seamlessly expanded into filmmaking. After holding down a slew of jobs in the private sector, from selling knives to washing cars, prager, so inspired by the modern works of william eggleston, decided to make the leap to full time photographer. The novella is tiny, a pamphletish work that can be read in around an hourandahalf. Alex pragers hyperreal america in pictures art and. Alex prager is an american photographer and filmmaker, born on november 1, 1979. Artmostfierce affordable print pick of the week alex prager. An immoral drama is the first book by alex prager, produced in collaboration with austrian artist mercedes helnwein. Her nomadic upbringing saw her splitting time between florida, california and switzerland without truly settling down long enough for a formal education.
Prager has released two books in the last few years, one in 2007 titled, polyester, of which some images are featured here, and another in 2005 titled the book of disquiet, the seven deadly sins, in which she and mercedes helnwein illustrate the. An immoral drama, a collaborative exploration of the seven deadly sins by alex prager and mercedes helnwein. She is also known in the world for her photo graphical works like the book of disquiet, polyester and many more. On a busy beach seen from above, each figure is alone with his or her thoughts, with the exception of a couple embracing in the background.
In keeping with her continued and growing importance on the downtown art scene, her pieces are both alluring,odd and,most importantly, riveting and compelling. Find highquality alex prager and mercedes helnweins the book of disquiet a story of the stock photos and editorial news pictures from getty images. Jun 02, 2001 the book of disquiet fernando pessoa, trans. She is a selftaught photographer who staged sets and models to. But the strange and uneasy feeling you get from the book lasts much longer. Alex prager is a popular photographer and a movie maker from united states of america. How photographer alex prager creates her cinematic images. The book of disquiet also translated as the book of disquietude has a format somewhat like a journal or diary and is also a collection of vignettes and reflections. She began to gain more attention after exhibiting polyester in 2007, which focused on southern california and portraits of various women and girls. Livro do desassossego the book of disquiet, fernando pessoa the book of disquiet is a work by the portuguese author fernando pessoa 18881935. Artslant profile for contemporary artist alex prager. Alex prager photos, including production stills, premiere photos and other event photos, publicity photos, behindthescenes, and more.
Fixated on her retroamericana vibe that somehow felt timeless, i immediately bought tickets to see the rest of her work and have followed. Alex prager and vanessa prager during alex prager and. He takes a simple gesture, a familiar place and transforms it magically into something more. But the book of disquiet, made up of hundreds of short texts that constitute a sort of narrative, is a perfect match for this. Was 18 march 1914 the most extraordinary date in modern literature. See more ideas about cinematic photography, photography and fashion photography. Presented with the thick cardboard pages and the small dimensions of a childrens book, the work inside is a combination of black and white sketches by mercedes helnwein and color photographs by alex prager, with each artist contributing seven pieces, each piece representing one of the seven deadly. Fernando pessoa and the book of disquiet others can write better, and truer, things about fernando pessoa than i can, but the salient facts for these purposes are that pessoa 18881935 was a portuguese writer who published very little during his lifetime. Alex pragers hyperreal america in pictures art and design the. A rare book that was published to accompany the show at mb art in. Following the success of her book, prager went on to hold her first solo exhibition polyester at santa monica, cas robert berman gallery, a series featuring women in sundrenched. You can change region by clicking the flag in the toolbar.
Like most creative 20somethings keen to distract themselves from the doldrums of ninetofive life, prager channelled her interests, namely pulp fiction and cinema, into an artistic medium. Prager has released two books in the last few years, one in 2007 titled, polyester, of which some images are featured here, and another in 2005 titled the book of disquiet, the seven deadly sins, in which she and mercedes helnwein illustrate the concept by the juxtaposition of comedy and tragedy. Her photographs primarily use staged alex prager is known for intricately staged works that explore the uncanny elements of todays individual and social life. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Alex prager, greed, from the book of disquiet alex prager, envy, from the book of disquiet prager photographs her female subjects in a style unashamedly. Alex prager, the subject of a major midcareer survey this month and a new monograph published by thames and hudson, is known for her boldly lit take on the disquiet of modern life. After the release of her first book, the book of disquiet 2005, prager was. Prager s growing filmography expands the fictive realities of her still works, touching upon themes of alienation and the pluralism. And i cant think of a better title for this haunting book. Alex prager private information is also extremely difficult to access. Download premium images you cant get anywhere else. The book of disquiet, opera as one man, with films. The website is currently running in a viewonly mode to allow archiving of the content. This image is from one of alex pragers first series the book of disquiet.
She creates delicately staged compositions that are familiar yet strange, utterly compelling, and unerringly memorable. Her nomadic upbringing saw her splitting her time between florida, california, and switzerland without truly settling down long enough for a formal education. Alex pragers retro world of images trendland online. Prager s interest in art began in her adolescence, but it was in. Alex prager and mercedes helnweins the book of disquiet a. From a car in a hole to a house ablaze, the american photographers bold, bright and frequently unsettling work captures the disquiet of modern. Buy the book of disquiet by fernando pessoa online at alibris. In lisbon there are a few restaurants or eating houses located above decentlooking taverns, places with the heavy, domestic look of restaurants in towns far from any rail line.6 1053 1033 686 180 1242 731 85 691 498 862 252 588 227 1089 817 1346 1285 934 226 505 521 701 832 1317 678 145 1255 300 1249 641 1042 908 1394 173 993