Eric Boman (born 1946) embarked on a career in fashion photography in the early 1970s, working for British Vogue, Harper's & Queen, and The World of Interiors in London, and Marie-Claire in Paris. The body of personal work gathered in this volume has remained unseen for over 45 years, stored away as 35mm slides. Most of the photographs are devoid of people, in contrast to Boman's professional work, which almost always has involved some form of portraiture. Here, the photographs are juxtaposed for the visual dialogue that emerges: a picture of a glass merchant in Morocco faces a nearly identical one of a brass merchant in Tunisia; an image of a manicured Swedish topiary faces a lush rainforest around the corner from Boman's house; and a sculptural memorial to a fallen soldier in Denmark faces a desert island in the Caribbean. Beautifully designed in collaboration with renowned book designer Miko McGinty, this book is a tribute to a well-traveled eye. Edition of 1,000 copies.
Originally Swedish, Eric Boman moved to England in the mid-1960s to enroll at London's Royal College of Art and subsequently worked as an illustrator and designer in London and Paris. In 1978, having made his name as a fashion photographer, he moved to New York, where his work has been published in Vogue, Vanity Fair, House & Garden, and The New Yorker, among others. His publications include Eric Boman's Dames (2005), Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs and Conversation (2005), and Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel (2007). Boman is a frequent contributor to American Vogue and divides his time between New York and Long Island.