Shopping Cart

No products in the cart.

Ed van der Elsken: Lust for Life
Amsterdam books

Ed van der Elsken: Lust for Life

The coffee-table book Lust for Life is the first comprehensive survey of the color work of Amsterdam's best-known urban photographer Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990).


Out of stock

'Hey hot chick! You yeah!", with a smile on his face and camera lens in front of his eye, Ed van der Elsken walks up to the lady. He clicks. He whistles. The panther-print-clad woman smiles. "Go on!" shouts Ed. Her confidence grows and proudly she puts one leg in front of the other. She enjoys. Ed enjoys. It is these everyday moments captured by Ed Van der Elsken. 

Photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) gained world fame for his black-and-white urban photography. For much of his working life, however, he also worked in color. He began doing so in the early 1950s while living in Paris. In fact, in the second half of the 1960s he switched almost entirely to color. His most important books in color are Eye Love You, Hello! A New Ed van der Elsken and the comprehensive survey; Lust for Life.

Title: Lust for Life
Author: Ed van der Elsken
Size: 290 x 244 x 27 mm
Size: 37.50
Weight: 1469 grams
Language: Dutch
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789462263185


Ed van der Elsken

Ed van der Elsken, the "enfant terrible" of Dutch photography was a talented photographer and filmmaker who for over forty years shaped his encounters with people in photographs, photo books and films. Strolling through world cities such as Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Amsterdam or touring Africa and Japan, he preferred to point his camera at...