Christopher Makos traveled widely in Europe, spending time with Man Ray during the great artist’s last birthday celebrations in Fregene, Italy. The master took a special interest in the brash young American and spent the day speaking of a life in photography. Photographs from their day together appear in Everything: The Black and White Monograph, a retrospective of three decades in Makos’ illustrious career.
The oldest photograph in the book was a taken in 1973. It is a single foot, set bare upon the beach in Ditch Plains, Montauk, New York. The journey of a thousand miles had begun. The result is Everything, a wide-ranging survey of his black and white work (many images published here for the first time) that can be seen as a photo-biography, if you will. Here are portraits, landscapes, nudes, snapshots, studio shots, cars, dogs, horses, from Fire Island to Ascot, Mallorca to Moscow, Morocco to Puerta Vallarta, Giza to Palm Springs. Everything stands as a record of the restless, globetrotting life Makos has led, always with camera in hand.
352 pages, 9.05 x 12", hardcover;
248 b/w photographs