Wynn Dan, the creator of Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations, kindly sent me a copy of his beautiful book for review and it is my pleasure to share it here with you. A limited edition artist's book with only two runs of 100 each printed thus far, Alt/Saglio collects the best street photographs of Vogue Paris editors Emmanuelle Alt and Géraldine Saglio as well as humorous and provocative quotations. Sources for the quotations include Roger Vadim, J.D. Salinger, Bob Marley, Luis Buñuel, Coco Chanel, and Emmanuelle herself: "Forget trendy designer labels. Jeans, a sweater or a tshirt worn under a jacket that seems welded to you. When it's just right, when you don't see the effort, it's irresistible."
Why did the author choose to focus on Emmanuelle and Géraldine? Monsieur Dan responds, "If I could have any girlfriend I wanted in the world, I wouldn't pick a model; I would pick someone like that, because I think they're intelligent and stylish and beautiful. I work in fashion, but I'm an art director; I'm not a fashion person. I like Emmanuelle's style because it's more boyish, in a way, yet sexy at the same time." Clearly he is happy that his ideal girlfriend is now running Vogue Paris: "I don't know. I think it's better. I think it will be great."
Monsieur Dan has created other intriguing artist's books such as 100 Pages: Words + Pictures, Text\Image Collection, Typo Graphic Foto Graphic, Yabe Project, Graphic Paintings, and Camille Bidault-Waddington.
If you are interested in owning a copy of Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations, please contact the author Wynn Dan for more information. Monsiuer Dan graciously favored us with his own shots of the interior as well so it seems as if he is actually turning the pages for us himself here. Merci mille fois, Wynn, c'est fantastique !
Alt/Saglio: Quotes + Citations cover and interior images © 2010 Wynn Dan. All Rights Reserved.