Digital Diaries, Merritt GB

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Taschen America Llc, 2004 - Photography - 256 pages
9 Reviews
A new mode of masturbating into the next millennium Anyone who has seen her Digital Diaries has intimate knowledge of Natacha Merritt. And of her friends, male and female, and her acquaintances as well. But Merritt's favourite motif is herself: she poses almost every minute of the day for her camera, taking photographs of herself in bed, in the shower, having sex with her friend, masturbating with and without accessories, from every imaginable angle and with the camera usually at arm's length. Merritt, born 1977, works with a digital camera, the Polaroid of the 90s, breaking down the most intimate details into universally accessible bits of information. Eric Kroll came across Natacha Merritt by chance in the internet, where she had put several of her photographs. This was something that left the tradition of classical pin-up and fetish photography, in which Kroll himself works, far behind it.

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

A very candid self-portrait photography book from a time when digital cameras were expensive and crude. Though I'm not so bold to photograph and publish myself nude, this book was an inspiration to me to photograph more and worry less about the technical deficiencies of early digital cameras. Read full review

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User Review  - Miguélangelo Hexylvania - Goodreads

I remember when this bookk came out. It was super controversial and a fairly new twist on a concept that blazed the path originally brought to light by the likes of Larry Clark, Jan Saudek Hunter S ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Natacha Merritt (b. 1977, San Francisco) is an artist, writer and biologist. Her intimate and explicit series of portraits and self-portraits documenting her sexual history caused a sensation when she published them on her website www.digitalgirly.com. Her first book, Digital-Diaries (Taschen), an erotic exploration at the dawn of the digital era, quickly became a critically acclaimed international best-seller, shifting over 300,000 copies and being featured in publications as diverse as The Observer, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone.

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