Synthetic VoicesMark Borthwick
Best known for his collaborations with Maison Martin Margiela and Sonic Youth, this gorgeous book issued only in Japan combines Mark Borthwick’s gauzy photographs with text – much of it handwritten in his inimitable style. Pictured here are Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Angela Lindvahl, Stella Tennant, Sinead O’Connor, Patti Smith, Kim Gordon, and Carolyn Murphy as well as fashion editorial work shot for the likes of “Purple”, “Self Service” and “Vogue Italia”. Snapshots are juxtaposed with drawings and writings in a scrapbook style, the images spilling into one another, recombining in intriguing ways. Borthwick has been one of the key figures in opening up fashion photography to new influences, and his work here is given enough space to freely develop.