Exhibits and Books – Martin Parr and 2 Kilo of Kessels Kramer

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Here are a few strong recommendations of mine for upcoming exhibits and books.  Le Bon Marche  the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie and the soon to be released edition of 2 Kilo of KesselsKramer.

I’ve been loving Martin Parr’s photographs for a long time. For those of you that do not know his work, he is a Magnum photographer and will be having a retrospective at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie starting 18 May and at the same time he will be exposing his work on the 2nd floor of the Bon Marche. The exhibit is called Fashion Magazine by Martin Parr. There will also be a 204 page book with 8000 copies at 15 euros each as well as 2 volumes of Fashion Magazine by Martin Parr with original prints that have been edited in a limited edition of 500 copies for 150 euros. If you would like 6 signed prints there will be 50 copies at l,500 euros.


Here is an image of the master himself, Martin Parr

The exhibit at Le Bon Marche will be up from 18 May until 2 July and it is a must see for both the expo and the retrospective at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie.

Fashion Magazine by Martin Parr
Publisher: Magnum Photos
204 pages
Editorial conception: Laurence Benaim and Martin Bethenod
Contributors: Eric Dahan, Nick Knight, Frederic Sanchez, Paul Smith, Eric Troncy…
See the entry above for the different possibilities be it a limited edition for l,500 euros or 15 euros for 8000 copies.

Another book that I am really looking forward to is 2 Kilo of Kessels Kramer.


Kessels Kramer is a communication agency located in Amsterdam that is responsible for campaigns like Diesel, Absolut Vodka and Bavarian Beer, etc. and one of my favorite documentaries called "The Other Final".

The 2 kilo book is a must for people that want to get a fresh take on advertising and communication. It takes you from the early days of Kessels Kramer in 1996 to their latest work. You can enjoy their Hans Brinker Budget Hotel’s dog shit flag. Here is the important information that you will need:

2 Kilo of KesselsKramer
894 pages
Publisher: Pie Books Japan
Made by: KesselsKramer Amsterdam and Pie Books Japan
Price: 69 euros


Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.