Photographer Jake Weisz has uncovered and exposed New York City, and the stunning men who inhabit its spaces, in a poetic evocation of the dreamy state of Reverie. Languid and ethereal, the nude males are juxtaposed with the iconic urban city-scapes in sensitively photographed and delicately muted tones, capturing a hushed, breathless and timeless moment far from the busy-ness of the metropolis.
The images in this book open a window for us to examine the moments that might otherwise go unnoticed or unseen in the city. Reverie resides in that place where the physical plane and the imaginative world meet. The tangible, tender bodies interspersed within the harsh, concrete city, transport us into the minds of Jake Weisz’s subjects - into that indescribable space between consciousness and dreaming, where each of our private fantasies, at least for a moment, seem part of the day-to-day world. It is this moment that Jake Weisz invites us to finally touch.
Reverie simultaneously portrays power and softness - the strength of the city's architecture is reflected in the virility of the men depicted, while the inherent vulnerability of the bare flesh bleeds in to the image of a city that might otherwise be impenetrable and unknowable. And the beautiful day-dreamers are lost in their own musings of life, love and aloneness - the essence and paradox of city life.
This is an exquisitely produced work by a young Sydney photographer, featuring a beautifully embossed, fabric coated cover - this small, independently produced print run is destined to be a collectors item; don't miss out on this remarkable new talent.