Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen
Shadows in Paradise

Photographs: Marianna Rothen

Publisher: B. Frank Books

120 pages

Pictures: 63

Year: 2017

Price: 55

Comments: Linen hardcover with picture tipped-in, 290 x 210 mm. First edition, 2017. Color & black & white photographs.

Published with Marianna Rothen’s first New York solo exhibition, at Steven Kasher Gallery, this second monograph by the photographer once again delves into a complex meditation on femininity. Through an opaque narrative suggestive of passion, loneliness, intrigue, and betrayal, Rothen’s latest series features strikingly beautiful characters styled in vintage costume and lingerie, creating a 1960s aesthetic. Shot at a location in the Catskills in upstate New York, its natural setting is, at first glance, idyllic. Yet all is not well in paradise, where the presence of a gun and a deteriorating house visually connect with the anxiety and melancholy of Rothen’s carefully staged scenes.


Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

Marianna Rothen,Shadows in Paradise

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