End of Line & L.A.Stories45.00€
2 books for a special price
END OF LINE:
The book “End of Line” deals with the last path of condemned men in Texas (USA). In this state about 300 people sentenced to death are waiting for their execution. Often they wait for years, trapped in a small holding cell in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit without any contact to others.
The executions then happen in the Huntsville Unit, which is the oldest prison in Texas and about 60 miles away. This facility is also well known as “The Wall”. The pictures of this exhibition document the very last path of those condemned to deathrow
and offer personal insights in the life of two of them. “End of Line” is supposed to provide the viewer with a better understanding for what it's like to spend the last days in a place like the Huntsville Unit.
In the course of the photo shoots Jim Willett, a former prison guard, also talks about 89 executions he had observed in three years in Huntsville.A snapshot of the condemned Charles “Chucky” Mamou and Arnold Prieto Jr. happened back in January 2014 together with an exclusive interview. Since 1976 506 prisoners have been executed in the state of Texas. In all of America 3359 people share that fate.
English/German original edition, 152 pages with roughly 120 b/w photographs. Size 23 × 21 cm. ISBN-13: 978-3200042964 pre-orders possible – available at the end of november 2015.
Insights into the world of Hollywood stars
The artist has been focusing mainly on the area of Los Angeles. The exhibition L.A. Stories provides the viewer with deep insights into the world of the stars of Hollywood.
For example the actresses Natalie Portman and Penelope Cruz can be seen in a very moving moment during an award presentation. We experience how legend William Shatner spends time on his horse ranch. And of course there are many more private insights into the lives of celebrities whom the artist had the opportunity to visit at home. Manfred Baumann chose how to present his prominent and interesting subjects so as to provide not only a staged but also an unobserved point of view. This approach is intended to facilitate different ways of looking at celebrities and capturing their fame and glamor from various perspectives.
Since 2005, Manfred Baumann has photographed international celebrities on countless occasions.
Over the past two years, he has completed a vast number of photo shoots in L.A., the results of which can be seen in L.A. Stories. He focused on two different ideas in this project: beautiful simple but expressive portraits on the one hand, and the view of an outside observer who sees the stars interacting with each other on the other.
2014 176 pages, 21,5 cm, hardcover (TB) ISBN-13: 978-3902900654