My Father’s Legs – Sara Perovic


J&L, 2020
Softbound, 12,7 x 17,7 cm
104 pages, 54 color photographs and 10 black and white ones
English text

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The mother of Croatian photographer and architect Sara Perovic once told her: “I fell in love with your father because of his beautiful legs”.

With this small paperback photo book, Perovic (born in 1984) creates a tender and humorous study of her boyfriend’s legs, as a stand-in for her father’s legs, depicting them in colour on various backdrops – on board of a boat, indoors, standing on a bed, or on the tennis court – isolated from the rest of his body.

The photographer complained that her father’s love of tennis had kept her attentions away from her when she was a child, and a short series of full-length portraits of him delivering a flipbook-style backhand concludes the volume, along with a brief comment by Perovic: “And now the father of my daughter has beautiful legs”.

Shortlisted for Les rencontres d’Arles – Prix du Livre d’Auteur

Weight 1 kg


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