Dreaming Georgia

Dreaming
Georgia

Dreaming Georgia

Kurt Markus

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This little softbound book, only 5x7 inches, recounts a fashion sitting by Kurt Markus in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1990. The story was originally commissioned by the German edition of Elle magazine as a woman’s fashion feature.  The inspiration for the shoot was the great American artist Georgia O’Keeffe; the model Cynthia Antonio played the role of the artist. The story was so successful that the pictures later found a home in a gallery in Japan who decided to produce a small monograph to accompany the exhibit. Dreaming Georgia is the result.

In addition to the more than 40 photographs by Kurt Markus (they include landscapes and nudes as well as fashion pictures) the book has a short essay by the late Myron Wood who photographed O’Keeffe at Ghost Ranch many times. All in all, Dreaming Georgia is a unique document of a single fashion assignment.