COFFEE TABLE BOOKS - COLLECTOR’S EDITIONS - SMALL EDITIONS

 

 
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Women Only by Stefan May (Coffee Table Book)

(...) I knew Stefan's work long before I actually met him. ... His photographs are exceedingly favorable to women without, at the same time, turning against men. They disclose the charakter of the portrayed woman. They dare and show a lot without ever transgressing the borders of decency or aestheticism. They are neither hard nor soft; instead, they are thrillingly erotic and moving. ... Stefan knows instinctively which side he can tickle out of which model. ... The Individual signature of Stefan May is his visible naturalness, which is persistently conspicuous. We can, for instance, detect the fine hair on the skin of the model, a mischievous glitter in her eyes, a spontaneous gesture which can only develop if the photographer, especially with nude photographs, knows how to establish a close bond with his model. ...   (...)

Petra Winter, Editor in chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine Germany 

Size: 27 x 35,6 cm / 12 2/3 x 14 inch / 160 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 130 color and duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  978-3-8327-9320-3/ Published by teNeues 2009                                   

 
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Women by Stefan May (Coffee Table Book)

(...) I have already been using Stefan May's pictures for years in articles, portfolios or for front-covers. His work fascinates me. ... You might think that Stefan May is talking to the models, leading them, directing. However he is more concerned to get a feel for them, to get their scent and to electrify them. ... Beneath the amazed eyes of an art director who lost in time, a normal photo shoot turns into a migration of souls. ... The women in your pictures, Stefan, are never cold model beauties with no imperfections. Your photographs are the opposite of lethargic aesthetic facades, which have been taken for glossy magazines. They make the bodies tangible, with the warm skin being caressed by your light. Your models are sensual accomplices, who show their support in their vivacious look. Your readers are invited to share in the intimate moments of graceful women. (...)

Jean Marc Dupuis, Art Director of Men's Health Magazine France

Size: 26,5 x 37,5 cm / 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 120 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8238-4576-4  / Published by teNeues 2004

 
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Men by Stefan May (Coffee Table Book)

(...) "A man cannot photograph men" - whoever said this does not know Stefan May, does not know the German photographer who like no other gets so close to his models, treat them so uncompromisingly harsh, but at the same time acts with such emotion and sensitivity. ... For Frantisek Drtikol, man was "half god and half animal". Like no other photographer Stefan May presents "man" in such a way as man: Man as macho, man as muscle-hunk, man as "here's lookin' at you kid", man as eternal car freak, as beau on the beach or on stage dancing, leaping and kneeling. Stefan May's men are entirely here and now, although seldom can one get so close to man, skin-deep and intensive, a balancing act between close-up and distant. And where are the limits? These pictures say it loud and clear: Here I am, here is the world I perceive and in which I live, and all this as half god and half animal! (...)

Felicitas Oelzle von Lobenthal, Editor in chief of Tout Va Bien Magazine Germany

Size: 26,5 x 37,5 cm / 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 116 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8238-4532-2  / Published by teNeues 2003

 
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Couples by Stefan May (Coffee Table Book)

(...) Stefan May's photographs seem to exude pheromones. They're all about couples who come together and part, about bodies attrackted by what seem to be enormous magnets that eat up their emotions, their sexuality and their togetherness with the sense of complicity that comes from black and white, the colours of psychological introspection. ... Stefan's snapshots combine an ability to freeze a familiar gesture (one of the great publicity photographers' own techniques) and a passion for the geometry of body shapes (a habbit closer to the world of aesthetes of the objective). ... The sheer sense of movement in this photographs doesn't mean that there isn't room to reveal some hidden depth on the part of one of his subjects, even if these are men and women alone. But when they are couples, the mysterious alchemy woven by pheromones makes for an unforgettable book - called "Couples", of course. (...)

Paolo Bonani Editor in Chief of Max Magazine Italy

Size: 26,5 x 37,5 cm / 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 126 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8238-5576-X / Published by teNeues 2002

 
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New York by Lensfield aka Stefan May (Coffee Table Book)

(...) like fresh arrivals, sharp-eyed and astonished, looking at the familiar and making it new. That's the strategy of Lensfield. ... Lensfield sprang into being for just this project: A picture-book of New York, shot in black & white, using small format cameras, like Leicas. ... Do I seem to be describing a movie? To this eye the book is paced like a movie. People, cars, buildings swoosh towards us, and past, always hinting a story. ... It's hard to photograph New York - a city rivaled only by Paris and Venice in the number of times it has appeared in movies, on TV, in advertisement and on gazillion postcards. ... But leafing through these images of high buildings, bright noctural lights, the kaleidoscope of the faces on the sidewalk, I found again the city that exhilarated me when I moved here almost a quarter of a century ago, but which I had stopped really noticing as you do with the overly familiar. ... And now here it was again - fresh as a bucketful of ice-water in the face. This is what New York looks like to new eyes. (...)

Anthony Haden-Guest, British-/American writer and journalist, New York

Size: 25 x 37,5 cm / 10 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 103 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8238-5579-4  / Published by teNeues 2002

 
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Collector's Edition of Couples, Men and Women (Coffee Table Books)

All collector's edition come in a linen case with a signed and numbered photo-print.

Couples:           Size: 26,5 x 37,5 cm / 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 126 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8327-9005-5 / Published by teNeues 2004

 

Women:            Size: 26,5 x 37,5 cm / 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 120 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8327-9006-3  / Published by teNeues 2004

 

Men:                 Size: 26,5 x 37,5 cm / 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover with jacket / 116 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  3-8238-4557-8  / Published by teNeues 2003

 

 

 
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Men & Women by Stefan May (small Edition)

Men:     Size: 20,2 x 25,4 cm / 7 7/8 x 10 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover / 118 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  978-3-8327-9217-6  / Published by teNeues 2008

Women: Size: 20,2 x 25,4 cm / 7 7/8 x 10 inch / 128 pp. Hardcover / 126 duotone photographs / Text in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian / ISBN  978-3-8327-9218-3  / Published by teNeues 2008