Le Point du Jour, 2005 (1st edition)
Hardback, 22.5×28.5 cm
134 pages, 120 black and white photographs
French and English text
Available upon request
Wonderful “conceptual” work by an established name in the international photographic scene.
The images created by Dutch photographer Machiel Botman recall the atmospheres of some of the big names of the American 70’s period, one above all Emmett Gowin.
Machiel Botman was born in 1955 in Vogelenzang, the Netherlands. Self-taught, he started shooting at the age of 10. In the early 80’s he learned to print in Paris, working as an assistant for the famous printer Philippe Salaün, who collaborated with authors such as Willy Ronis, Izis, Robert Doisneau and many others. Machiel Botman’s other monographs are Heartbeat (Volute, 1994) and Rainchild (Schaden and Le Point du Jour, 2004). Botman has also published artist catalogs: Drifting (2005) and Menabo (2006).
He has taught workshops primarily on the subject of books, at John Curtin University, Perth; The New School, New York; and the Toscana Photography Workshops in Italy. He has curated exhibitions for several museums, as well as edited and designed books by other artists, including Miyako Ishiuchi and Kiyoshi Suzuki. His works belong to several collections both private and institutional in the Netherlands, France, the United States, Australia and Japan.