Bruce Weber

Twelvetrees Press, 1983

Twelvetrees Press

Bruce Weber's first monograph, published by TwelveTrees Press in 1983, was his breakthrough collection, a powerful sampling of images from his early career that are still considered among his most iconic. The book is divided into eight sections: "Brothers"; "Matt Dillon," a series of photographs drawn from several sittings with the young actor; "Notebook," an eclectic sampling of early editorial and personal work; "Lifeguards;" "Clammers;" "Hall of Fame" and "Jeff," both photo-essays of Jeff Aquilon, a championship swimmer and star of many of Bruce's early GQ editorials; and "On Leave in Waikiki," a breathtaking suite of images showing both the macho camaraderie and quiet reflection of Navy men on leave in Hawaii. Now among the rarest of his collections, this book set the standard for all of Bruce's future publications, with uncoated paper, rich tonal quality, and an austere design courtesy of the art director John Cheim. The classic, in both content and form.