About the Book
Between 1998 and 2004 Andreas Schmidt undertook numerous and occasionally dangerous trips to Las Vegas, Nevada whilst working on his first photo book “Las Vegas”, published by Hatje Cantz in 2005. During one of his stays in Sin City he acquired a copy of the July 2000 Yellow Pages, Las Vegas. Almost every photograph of the one thousand nine hundred and ninety one pages strong original was re-photographed under extreme, non-scientific conditions by Schmidt approximately 10 years later in his studio in London. “YELLOW PAGES LAS VEGAS” is the extraordinary result.
Limited to 100 copies.
"knowingly at the opposite end of attractive publishing" Elisabeth Tonnard / artist "a prolific self-publisher exploring the very nature of books and magazines" Christopher Clary / artist "It's such a bold yet brilliant idea" Mishka Henner / artist "What a laugh!" Martin Parr / photographer / curator / supreme book collector "I'm appalled that you did this" Judy Natal / photographer "One more time you do a very clever job" Rémi Coignet / Le Monde "Andreas Schmidt brilliantly debunks the notion that expensive equals quality" Jonathan Lewis / artist "Andreas Schmidt takes the concept of the book and shakes it like a rag doll...until its head comes off. He finds truth in extremes." Jean Keller / artist "Schmidt is a master of the unexpected twist" Hatje Cantz Publishers "a superb collaborative photobook work" Harvey Benge / photographer "I'll track down your books" Alec Soth / photographer "a pleasingly disruptive photobook maker" Marc Feustel / Eyecurious