9.25” x 10”
Nicolas Kern captures the raw spirit of a modeling generation at the dawn of their career using photography technology at the dusk of its lifespan. In the span of only four days, Nicolas shot almost 60 models using a Sinar 4X5 camera with discontinued Fuji FP stock. Nicolas' choice of printing and binding methods parallels the challenges of large format instant photography: the book is printed on french fold paper which was hand bound in traditional Japanese style.
The resulting work is a a minimalist celebration of technologies that are true Zeitgeister -- spirits of past preserved -- while the spirits of the future pass the torch.