A Part of My Life
Hardcover | First Edition | 128 Pages
Published by Scalo, 1998.
In this book of intimate, sensitive and sensual photographs, the young Swiss artist Marianne Muller recognises the world she inhabits as a series of events which may be important, essential, dramatic, or banal. She is interested in the transitions we make, from the public to the private, from the private to the erotic, and her pictures show the ability of the artist's eye to turn the most everyday, fleeting experiences into visually significant and lasting images. "I take pictures of myself, of my dirty dress lying in a bathtub, of the sky, flowers, the bus stop on my way home, cows, mountains. I take pictures when I feel insecure or very sure of myself, when something important is happening or simply when I think something is very beautiful", she says. The images Muller produces have the power to transcend the personal and become emblems of shared experience.