Etnomanie / Ellie Uyttenbroek
This “tribal style bible” from fashion stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek (known for the Exactitudes photo series that inspired Vetements) presents a personal selection of modified images from the ethnographic photo collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Using her eye for fashion, Uyttenbroek selected one hundred posed portraits, dating from the 1850s to the recent past, focusing on individual expression, silhouette, pose, outfit, styling, body adornment, accessories, and other fashionable details. The starting point for selection was style, popularly understood to mean something akin to attitude, approach, habitus, bearing, modus, manner, and taste. In addition to historical information, Uyttenbroek reports her stylistic and idiosyncratic observations, making the viewer aware of the beauty and autonomous visual power of the different portraits.
The World Collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum is renowned for its ethno-historical pictures from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and the Americas. The collection centers on mankind and his environment, from 1850 to now, in all of its manifestations.
Designed by Mary Pelders Vos
Published by Nai010 Publishers (the Netherlands)
In Dutch and English
Softcover, 174 pages, color and b&w illustrations, 6.75 × 9.5 inches