This set of 6 books is part of the visual diaries Robert Frank published with the publisher Steidl.
Leon of Juda is the sixth book in Robert Frank’s acclaimed series of visual diaries, which combine iconic photos from throughout his career with the more personal pictures he makes today. Here still lifes taken in Frank’s home in Bleecker Street, New York, and landscapes around his house in Mabou, Nova Scotia, jostle alongside spontaneous portraits of friends, colleagues and his wife artist June Leaf, as well as vintage postcards.
Was haben wir gesehen / What we have seen is all about people and places in the long and very convivial life of Robert Frank. Auspiciously opening and closing with the zoom on the dial of a clock tower, serving as a reminder of the silent but constant passage of time, the book is heavy with memories and pictures of old photographs.
“Tal Uf Tal Ab is Swiss-German. It means direction up the valley – down the valley. Now I live and wait and think mostly in the places I live – New York City and Mabou N.S.” Robert Frank’s life now, an inquisitive existence shaped by memory, and includes photographs of newsstands, streetscapes, friends, his wife June Leaf, interiors, as well as a self-portrait.
Partida, Robert Frank continues the journey through his archives, presenting us with a new series of images of friends, colleagues, interiors, of quiet still lives and snapshots of both ordinary and unexpected objects and situations.
You Would contains recent images, some shot on 35 mm, others Polaroids, of Frank’s friends, acquaintances and surroundings in New York and Mabou, Nova Scotia. In the book are also iconic images from earlier in Frank’s career such as a photo of Delphine Seyrig and Larry Rivers on the set of Frank’s 1959 film Pull My Daisy.
Park / Sleep is the third in the series of Robert Frank’s late visual diaries. It takes up his familiar collage technique, combining new and old snapshots mainly of Frank’s friends, family, and home/studio, but also scenic and urban settings and interiors.