010 Publishers, 2002. Out of print title. Hardcover. Unpaginated, circa 60 pages. 33 x 25 cm. Colour photographs. Text in English. Used. VG+.
The true first edition with twelve empty panels on the cover, without people on them nor dustjacket -the second edition put on the dustjacket-
Essential street style of the city of the exactitudes, Rotterdam. The duo, photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek, worked together to profile thousands of subcultures and social cliches inspired by interest in the striking dress codes and fashion trends of various social groups.
"Exactitudes is an inquiry on how the self is constructed in such a highly volatile and complex social environment like ours in which a great number of opposing forces are continuously at play. Notions such as uniformity and individuality are at the core of Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek’s concern—how our desire to differentiate ourselves is also matched by a need to belong to a specific group—. Identity, which has been described by many authors as an eminently fragile, fractured and problematic notion, operates on many levels. Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek have narrowed their scope of inquiry to analyse the way identity manifests itself through dress codes and shared attitudes that on a wider stance points out to neatly differentiated social groups" Antoni Ferrer · Curator, London.
EXACTITUDES: a contraction of exact and attitude. 58 Series of photographs.12 portraits each page/project. Models selected on occupation and clothing.