Shortly after putting out her first monograph back in 2009, Sandy Kim moved to New York and has continued to make a name for herself. In honor of her first solo show back in San Francisco, Unpiano Books has partnered with Evergold Gallery to release a limited edition catalog. This catalog contains work from the show as well as some select rare images that haven't been published before. Signed edition/print combinations are also available in limited quantities.
"I kept hearing about how great her work was from all of my interns and assistants. She's the real deal. Sandy is a confessional photographer with a thing for body fluids, especially those of her boyfriend Colby-a photo of cum on her chest just after having sex, a grisly scene of post-period sex and a blood-covered penis. Sometimes it's hardcore like that and sometimes it's pure beauty. She often photographs cute long-haired nude or near-nude boys lying on dirty couches in classical repose. I love her photos of her boyfriend and her sexy self-portraits. She's also toured with the band GIRLS many times and some of my favorite photos of them are by her. Photos of the band sleeping in vans of piled into a motel room or backstage.
She really knows how to use natural light, like early morning light, or sunset light in an apartment. She pays attention to it and that's always the sign of a good photographer, knowing when and how to use that light. She's small, a fly on the wall, with balls to pick up her arm and take the photo without asking permission. Sandy brings her camera everywhere and she's always ready and waiting for the moment. She documents her life in San Francisco and you get a sense of the scene there-but not in a blogger way, Sandy is actually talented-an artist. I like how she still shoots film. it's old school. She reminds me of when I was young - out partying every night, snapping away so that the pictures can provide evidence of the night." - Ryan McGinley, DAZED 2011
Released with Evergold Gallery
32 pages, Saddle-Stiched
Full Color Offset Printing
9" x 12", Uncoated Stock
Limited Edition of 250
We found a box of deadstock and have re-released a few copies of this previously out-of-print classic. Grab them before they're gone for good!