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William Coupon

Portraits

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Foreword by Walter Isaacson and text by Anthony Bannon


Description

This long overdue monograph presents a panorama of portraits from William Coupon. The photographer was given wide access to artists, musicians, politicians, authors and the world’s indigenous people on assignment...

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  • ISBN: 9788862086035
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 216
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Binding: Clothbound with jacket
  • Release: June 2018
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This long overdue monograph presents a panorama of portraits from William Coupon. The photographer was given wide access to artists, musicians, politicians, authors and the world’s indigenous people on assignment from major publications like 'Time', 'Rolling Stone', 'The New York Times', 'Esquire', and 'The Washington Post'. He photographed his subjects against a mottled backdrop of hand-painted Belgian linen, often in a classically lit medium shot format, inspired by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and by Holbein. Coupon has remained true to this method, whether working in the Oval Office in Washington D. C. or a tribal hut amongst the pygmies in the Central African Republic, or the Caraja in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental images compliment the more formal portraits. 'Portraits' includes iconic images of Mick Jagger, Miles Davis, Elie Wiesel, David Byrne, Presidents Nixon, Carter, Bush, Trump, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Prince Philip among many others from Haiti, Panama, Holland, Northern Scandinavia, and other places. In his work, Coupon seeks to present a truly egalitarian portrait of humanity integrating common people with the wealthy, powerful, and famous.

William Coupon was born in 1952 in New York, but moved to Washington D.C. and later to San Francisco. He is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He began to photograph in 1978 at Studio 54, then moving downtown to the punk scene at the Mudd Club, documenting its new wave participants. Commercial work soon followed for a variety of international magazines, record companies and advertising agencies. He continued to shoot portraits, often of various sub-cultures and indigenous peoples in the 1980s and early 1990s, including death row inmates at Florida State Prison, Australian Aboriginals, Moroccan Berbers, New Guinea tribesmen, traditional Dutch, among others. These 30 particular series comprise his Social Studies, an ongoing and ever expanding project. His current work embraces the digital medium, in places like Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, and in his native United States.

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In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.

  • Description

    This long overdue monograph presents a panorama of portraits from William Coupon. The photographer was given wide access to artists, musicians, politicians, authors and the world’s indigenous people on assignment from major publications like 'Time', 'Rolling Stone', 'The New York Times', 'Esquire', and 'The Washington Post'. He photographed his subjects against a mottled backdrop of hand-painted Belgian linen, often in a classically lit medium shot format, inspired by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and by Holbein. Coupon has remained true to this method, whether working in the Oval Office in Washington D. C. or a tribal hut amongst the pygmies in the Central African Republic, or the Caraja in the Brazilian Amazon. Environmental images compliment the more formal portraits. 'Portraits' includes iconic images of Mick Jagger, Miles Davis, Elie Wiesel, David Byrne, Presidents Nixon, Carter, Bush, Trump, Jean Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Prince Philip among many others from Haiti, Panama, Holland, Northern Scandinavia, and other places. In his work, Coupon seeks to present a truly egalitarian portrait of humanity integrating common people with the wealthy, powerful, and famous.


  • The author

    William Coupon was born in 1952 in New York, but moved to Washington D.C. and later to San Francisco. He is currently based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He began to photograph in 1978 at Studio 54, then moving downtown to the punk scene at the Mudd Club, documenting its new wave participants. Commercial work soon followed for a variety of international magazines, record companies and advertising agencies. He continued to shoot portraits, often of various sub-cultures and indigenous peoples in the 1980s and early 1990s, including death row inmates at Florida State Prison, Australian Aboriginals, Moroccan Berbers, New Guinea tribesmen, traditional Dutch, among others. These 30 particular series comprise his Social Studies, an ongoing and ever expanding project. His current work embraces the digital medium, in places like Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, and in his native United States.


  • Shipping

    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.