ERIK KESSELS / PAUL KOOIKER
Highly Uncomfortable Photo Books
Paul Kooikers and Erik Kesselss fascination for pictorial non-fiction books comes from the need to find images that exist on the fringe of regular commercial photo books. Its only in this area that its possible to find images with an uncontrived quality. Books like this are rarely available in regular shops and have to be found, like a treasure, in thrift stores and from antiquaries.
Highly Uncomfortable Photo Books is the third publication in a sequel of Kooikers and Kesselss collection of unconventional photo books. After Terribly Awesome Photo Books and Incredibly Small Photo Books, this publication focusses on books that are barely watchable because of its controversial nature. Shown are books about sex, war, propaganda, medicine and balloons.