(JARVIS, SHANIQUA). Jarvis, Shaniqwa. Introduction by Ryan McGinley. New York: Baque Creative Press, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 160pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w.
"Shaniqwa Jarvis' work is known for blending the aesthetics of modern fashion photography with the sensitive, unfiltered emotion of art portraiture. In this, her impressive first book, Ms. Jarvis presents a selection of her favorite images drawn from two decades that includes editorial work for clients like The Gap, The New York Times, Supreme, Billboard, and Riposte, "Bathroom Portraits" - shot in the toilets of bars in the early 2000s, and portraits of the likes of SZA, Lee Scratch Perry, George Condo, Cardi B, and a few requisite selfies. In some of her best-loved imagery she captures vivid reality across a wide variety of subjects that always appear to be an extension of herself. With an introduction by photographer Ryan McGinley, these images speak to raw, disparate feelings imbued with a deep sparkling optimism taken from a vantage point that is female, black, tirelessly hardworking, and brimming with raucous, positive vibrations. A brand new, most handsome example. Inventory Number: E000SJ