Essay by Philippe Garner and interview by Michael McKenzie
If Antonio Lopez had left us only his Instamatic photographs, and not the drawings for which he is known, we would still have cause to celebrate a brilliant artistic vision. This monograph includes the most innovative of those images, spanning the 1970s. Most of them have never been published.
Throughout his career Antonio kept a visual photographic diary of the people who came through the studio. Antonio was not content to merely record these faces and bodies; he elaborated each into a sequence, and then explored the potential fantasy within each series. He arranged these pictures into photo albums.
This is the chronicle of an era as seen through the eyes and sensibility of one of its greatest visionaries.
twin palms publishers
11 x 14 inches
85 four-color plates