Bethany de Forest
|YEAR OF CREATION|
Hard cover book 144 pages
22 x 27 cm
'25 years of pinhole photography'. Released Saturday June 4, 2016. The ultimate De Forest book: this beautifully crafted hardcover edition by KochxBos Designers & Publishers is a record of her full body of work, containing 144 pages of mind-blowing art.
Bethany de Forest's objective is to show a “realistic” and slight absurdist imaginary world that is all handmade, no Photoshop or digital software used. Creating the illusion that what we see is life-size, an actual place we can visit. It helps that the art is printed on the finest paper with vibrant colors. De Forest photographs with a pinhole camera, a box without a lens or diaphragm, just a small round hole the size of the tip of a pin. Combined with her models, the effect is amazing. These miniature worlds seem almost lifelike, and there’s always a twist, which is what makes De Forest’s work so fascinating.