F E M I N A
Femina Kenneth Hope
by k e n n e t h h o p e
About the Book
A photographic study of female sensuality.
Defining beauty is an almost impossible task; it is completely subjective and for me goes beyond the physical. What society and the advertising industry tell us is beautiful we have become conditioned to accept. However, I beg to differ. I have never subscribed to stereotypes.
The greater part of this collection of photographs was taken between nineteen eighty-nine and the year two thousand and one. Some were commissioned and have been previously published, others simply made because I wanted to make them.
104 pages on premium paper, 30x30 cm, hardcover with dust jacket
Kenneth Hope was born in Hereford, England. After a short tenure at Hereford School of Art Kenneth moved to London where he quickly established himself as a photographer. His work has been published in many leading European journals including Avenue, Vogue, Esquire, Dépèche Mode, Elle, The Mail on Sunday, and so on. In the early 90’s he began to direct television commercials. The year 2001 saw the release of his first feature film. Despite this commercial success he has always worked on projects of a more personal nature. Examples of his work reside in museums and private collections both in Europe and the United States. He lives in France.