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THIS IS A BIT SPECIAL.  ACTUALLY. THIS IS A LOT SPECIAL. NADIA LEE COHEN WANTED HER FIRST EVER PHOTO BOOK TO LAND WITH A THUD. IT DOES MORE THAN THAT. OPEN IT TO ANY PAGE AND FEEL THE EARTH MOVE. SIX YEARS IN THE MAKING. 100 PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PORTRAITS OF WOMEN. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF THEATRICAL AMBIGUITY. 


The new IDEA book. The new gold dream. It doesn't look like a first book. It looks like a major career monograph. Which... is exactly what it is. Six years ago Nadia started making the photographs in this book. Now it is published. Today. Right here. 
 

Georgia May Jagger in Nadia's hyperreal signature style. This is the first portrait in the book. It sets the tone for what is to come. And for also for what is about to be undone. 
 


Because WOMEN is both hyper-surrealist pop iconography AND deeply moving. Naked in its honesty. Scarlett Carlos Clarke (above) photographed in Hampstead, North London. The pleasures and terrors of domestic comfort. 
 


Niko Riam. Also photographed in London. Nadia is British by the way. Now based in Los Angeles. She has been interviewed about this book for Another Magazine. The feature is live now on this link
 

Sunny side up. Jessie Andrews, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles. Nadia addresses the nudity common to all the portraits in her foreword to the book. 

“Regardless of their assigned character, the level of nudity is determined by whatever the individual personally believes it is to feel ‘unclothed’… This naturally differs between subjects; however, it is, perhaps, the most harmonising thread that injects a universal feeling of strength to these images. The most important character trait being that these ‘Women’ are not weak, they feel empowered and, in turn, empower.”


Bryce Anderson, Brooklyn, New York. On the concept of 'women', Nadia adds:

"The word ‘Women’ in this case is an idea related to ‘character’. It doesn’t reside in the world we live in, nor does it share the same politics, beauty norms or values. It stands as a representation of strong femininity within a series of these 100 mises-en-scêne.”


The mise-en-scêne with Charli XCX. It is hardly a suprise that as Nadia worked on the photographs for her book, her career as a director took off. Every one of the pictures is a 'picture' in the old Hollywood lexicon. 
 

Nadia at her narrative best. You can ask yourself. What was she (Charlotte Rutherford - the model) thinking? What was she (Nadia Lee Cohen - the photographer) thinking? 
 

This is Nadia. A self-portrait. And as a character in her own photographic fiction. 
 

Flo, Bethnal Green, East London. Classic already and the book is only a few hours old :)

This is it then. A major monograph to end 2020 with the full force of a massive meteorite. One hundred portraits of women in one gold cloth covered superheavyweight book. Texts by Nadia, Ellen von Unwerth and Italian Vogue's Alessia Glaviano. Copies are in Dover Street Market London, New York and Los Angeles today. Stores around the world in stock in the next week. 

Available here online. Edition of 1000. Price is £65. Ready to courier ship worldwide well in time for Christmas. Well in time to receive 2020's most remarkable new book in 2020 itself. Hit the button. Buy the book. 
 
WOMEN IS The Book I DIDN'T Even KNOW I Was Waiting FOR!!

NEXT WEEK'S NEWS NOW. JUST THE COVER OF ANOTHER VERY SPECIAL BOOK WE HAVE KEPT VERY QUIET. DUE FOR RELEASE NEXT WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER, THIS IS DAVIDE SORRENTI POLAROIDS!!! SUPRISE!


That is one cool looking book! We will write about it this time next week.

But you don't have to wait quite that long!

Copies arrive Monday. So, all being well, Monday night pre-sale for anyone signed up via the button below. Let's go! 
 
YES!! Me On THE PRESALE List FOR Davide Sorrenti POLAROIDS!

BACK TO THE BUY IT NOW! YOUR BLONDEY CHRISTMAS PART DEUX. THE NEW PHOTOZINE IS UNLIMITED EXERCISE. PHOTOGRAPHED BY ALEXANDRE PIRES AND, FOR THESE FIFTY FESTIVE IDEA COPIES AT LEAST, SIGNED BY BLONDEY. 


The phrase belongs to Boris Johnson. Bestowing on the British public - not the freedom of the cities - but, even in lockdown, the open ended offer of 'unlimited exercise'. For all the pandemic words and phrases that made the Oxford Dictionary's 2020 list 'lockdown, circuit-breaker, support bubbles, keyworkers, furlough', 'unlimited exercise' was absent. We are glad to address that omission now. 
 

The new zine is very Soho. Like a local picture newspaper for us. 
 

Does also include some skateboarding. Golden Square actually looking a little golden on that corner too. 
 

Photographs by Alexandre Pires. Scribbling on top by Blondey. 

They are £10. As previously stated, we have fifty copies and they are all signed by Blondey. That makes Christmas easy. 
 
I'll TAKE Unlimited Exercise RIGHT NOW Thank YOU Blondey!

SUPERBOOKS. THE BETTER THAN EVER BOOKS. TWENTY OF THEM HERE. FIVE HUNDRED AND MORE WAITING ONLINE. LIVE LIFE NOW. ONLY BUY THE BEST. BLOW IT ALL ON BOOKS!


Probably is the best selection of books and amazines at any one time in any one place in the whole history of the world.
 
I SHOP The Superbooks. ALL My CHOICE. All MY Life!

IDEA SIGNATURE STORE! KATE MOSS + HARUMI YAMAGUCHI + PHILIP GLASS + JIM JARMUSCH + PATTI SMITH. A LOT OF PLUS POINTS TO BE EARNED GIVING THESE SIGNED BOOKS THIS CHRISTMAS. 


Twenty times WOW and so many more on the button below. 
 
I WILL Click AND TRY AND Not Be SHY TO Buy!

SUPER QUICK PREVIEW OF THE NEW HALLUCINOGENIC PLANTS SHIRTS CAMPAIGN. JOSH LANDAU  IN LOS ANGELES. STIRRED LIKE A POLAROID PICTURE.


The SHROOMS SHIRT and PLANT SEEDS hat. Simple as that. 
 
I WANT Josh's SUPERCOOL Fade Throwback Shirt AND HAT!

STARTING TO WONDER HOW YOU ARE GOING TO PAY FOR ALL OF THESE BOOKS?! HAVE SOMEONE GIFT YOU A GIFTCARD. COMES IN DIGITAL VERSION AND / OR REAL PLASTIC FERGADELIC CARD FLECKED WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE COCAINE (BUT ISN'T, OBVS). 


IDEA Christmas decoration GIF not included - just getting in practice :)
 
YES Great IDEA THANK YOU I Really Do NEED A GIFTCARD

THE DEPOP SPECIAL SUPER STAR ITEM THIS WEEK. HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A SINGLE WOMAN! BY WHICH WE GUESS THEY MEAN 'SINGLE WOMEN' RATHER THAN ONE SINGLE WOMAN FOR THE REMAINDER OF YOUR MONOGAMOUS LIFE.  


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