Nus et paysages
£200.00
Paris: Editions artistiques de Paris. [1931].

First edition. 244x158mm. Unpaginated [pp. 32]. Forty four photographs. In card covers with window cut in upper cover to reveal the first photograph on page one. Some foxing to covers and a repaired tear to upper cover. Internally near fine . Overall a very good copy of a rare work by a pioneer of outdoor nude photography. Meys began his career as a painter working in the symbolist and art nouveau traditions. He turned his attention to photography in the 1920s. His distinctive method was to place beautiful, porcelain skinned models against a rugged background to create a striking natural contrast between the rough and the smooth, the young and the old.