Lotus (2016)
Max Pinckers & Quinten De Bruyn

Published by Lyre Press

195 x 270 mm
152 pages
Full color offset
Sewn bound
Edition of 3000
ISBN 9789082465518

Design by Manuel Zenner
After a limited edition dummy book produced in 2011 at
Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Text by Hans Theys, Our Ladies of the Flowers
Montagne de Miel, 2011 (revised in 2016)

Printed by Die Keure, Bruges

Book review on Collector Daily
"In many ways, Lotus takes an unprecedented approach to photographic storytelling. Pinckers and De Bruyn use delicate artificial lighting and careful staging in their snapshot-like photographs, but unexpected elements and hints of improvisation also find a place in their work. While focusing on the serious and urgent subject of the transsexual community and its search for a place in society, the book also exposes the actual process of behind the scenes image making. This duality of surface and underneath, of appearance and actuality, animates both the subject and the artistic process. Pinckers and De Bruyn mindfully balance the thin line between truth and fantasy, allowing fiction to widen our perception of reality."Olga Yatskevich, December 2016.