As two of the world’s most in-demand photographers, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin are used to being behind the camera. But now, after two decades at the top—and 25 years together—the Dutch duo is stepping into the spotlight with Pretty Much Everything, a comprehensive retrospective book from Taschen.
But it's much more than just a book. The three-volume set tracks the pair's boundary-breaking career in 666 photos ranging from their early experimental work for The Face to the slick images created for the likes of Vogue and exhibited in leading galleries around the globe. Designed by the duo’s frequent collaborators, the creative direction team of M/M (Paris), the set also includes an original silkscreened poster folded origami-style over the whole shebang.
Completing the intimate archive is a companion reader filled with interviews and texts from others who’ve worked closely with the photographers, including Penny Martin, who put a bearded Inez on the cover of The Gentlewoman, musician Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons, art and style savant Glenn O’Brien, and novelist Michael Bracewell.
The hefty tome comes in a signed collector’s edition of 1,000 copies. It’ll set you back $700, but true fans may want to wait and shell out $3,000 for the upcoming deluxe edition. That humdinger includes your choice of art prints, either Alexander McQueen and Kate Moss or the pair of self-portraits Me Kissing Vinoodh (Lovingly) from 1999 and its follow-up, Me Kissing Vinoodh (Eternally).