Los Angeles based photographer Amanda Charchian launched her first monograph. Published by Hat and Beard, and titled Pheromone Hotbox, the book brings together works shot by the artist between 2012 and 2015. Simultaneously dreamy and erotically charged, Charchian’s work captures the intensity and intimacy of the interaction between photographer and model.
For Pheromone Hotbox, Charchian approached her work with key constructs in mind: that the subject would be a female contemporary artist and foreign, in this case a Sri Lankan actress in Cuba, a Serbian furniture designer in Costa Rica, a Chilean painter in Corsica, etc… with no particular plan for the imagery other than the fact that the subjects would be nude, with the act of undressing integral to the process, heightened by adrenaline at the intersection of fear and excitement.
Pheromone Hotbox takes the viewer on a journey across the globe, whilst Charchian’s nudes are captured in an array of unexpected and exotic sites, such as Iceland, France, Costa Rica, Morocco, Israel and Cuba. The selection of featured artists, designers, actresses and musicians include: Lou Doillon, Ana Kras, Langley Fox Hemingway, India Menuez, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Emma Tillman, Rebecca Dayan and Sarah Staudinger.
Pheromone Hotbox was published by Hat and Beard and is now available here.