// LEUTWYLER’S POZZIBLE TEN //
Photographer HENRY LEUTWYLER (soon 53) based in New York City is known for lots of things, some good, some bad.
What is your most treasured possession? I sold it, years ago, my Aston Martin DB6 Vantage. The book you currently read? In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki. Best thing to relax after a tough day? Negronis. Who’s the last person you had a deep conversation with? My dog, Sid (Vicious), but somehow his responses where a bit shallow. You are addicted to? Books. Which talent would you most like to have? Patience. What is your song of the moment? Happy. Your next big meal? Japanese of course. What’s the last lie you told? I love blondes. If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be? A photographer, next question please…
Swiss born HENRY LEUTWYLER has always been interested in investigating the stories told by the artifacts that make up people’s lives. In 2009, Neverland Ranch was packed and crated in preparation for a public auction of Michael Jackson’s possessions. Leutwyler was sent to California to photograph the iconic studded white glove and spent three days sifting through more than a thousand items.
Leutwyler’s NEVERLAND LOST and BALLET – an exclusive and unprecedented look backstage at the New York City Ballet, shot with a Leica 35mm – are both on view at PHOTOBASTEI in Zürich until SUNDAY, MAY 4. Explore Leutwyler’s immaculate photographs that obsessively examine and blow up the artifacts captured. The large format prints reveal the beauty behind the common unsightly detail of a glamorous world.
(Photos: ttb Triumph Tour Capezio Shoe Sole 1981, 2009, edition of 5, 120 x 156 cm, chromogenic print; Triumph Tour Sock 1981, 2009, edition of 10, 64 x 82 cm, chromogenic print; Triumph Tour Capezio Shoe Top 1981, 2009, edition of 5, 120 x 156 cm, chromogenic print)
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