Sara Perovic – My Father’s Legs


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Sara Perovic – My Father’s Legs
5 x 7 in, 104 pages
J&L Books

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ISBN 978-0999365533 Categories: ,

Croatian-born photographer and architect Sara Perovic’s mother once told her, “I fell in love with your father because of his beautiful legs.” With this small paperback photobook, Perovic (born 1984) has created a tender, humorous study of her boyfriend’s legs, as a stand-in for her father’s, depicting them in color against various backdrops—aboard a boat, indoors, standing on a bed, or on the tennis court—isolated from the rest of his body. She laments that her father’s love of tennis kept his attentions away from her when she was a child, and a short series of full-figure portraits of him delivering a backhand shot in flipbook style concludes the volume, along with a coda from the photographer: “And now my daughter’s father has beautiful legs.”

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