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Vince Aletti

untitled sequences a group of snapshots culled from Vince Aletti’s collection of found photographs. Also included are a number of pictures made by photographers at physique studios from the 1950s onward. Among the most accomplished and distinctive are Bob Mizer (Athletic Model Guild), Bruce Bellas (Bruce of Los Angeles), Don Whitman (Western Photography Guild), Chuck Renslow (Kris), and Walter Kundzicz (Champion).

anonymous presents a suite of images by an unidentified photographer culled from an archive of over 300 black-and-white 2-1/4 inch contact prints and one binder with images and negatives affixed to a dozen loose sheets. To accompany this group, Aletti has written a 1,500-word essay reflecting on their significance, placing them within the history of Times Square imagemakers and questioning the motivation of the photographer himself.

PPP Editions, 2015
Limited edition of 125 copies; signed by Vince Aletti.

10 × 8 inches, 400 pages; black-and-white photographs; hardcover in a dust jacket, housed in a slipcase.