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Erwin Olaf: Volume II (video)

Erwin Olaf gives a virtual tour of his most recent photobook, Erwin Olaf: Volume II.

 - December 5, 2014

Erwin Olaf’s approach to storytelling is enticingly ambiguous. Erwin Olaf: Volume II is a presentation of his most recent work, through which he expands on his established style of highly polished and stylized color studio images. This new volume showcases Olaf at the height of his powers as an artisan of atmosphere and a craftsman who uses high polish to both perverse and seductive effect. Here, Olaf gives us a virtual tour of the series included in Erwin Olaf: Volume II, and gives insight on his thought process and inspiration for each.