If Antonio Lopez had left us only his Instatmatic photographs, and not the drawings for which he is known, we would still have cause to celebrate a brilliant artistic vision. The compendium includes the most creative and innovative of those images, spanning the 1970s. Most of these have never been published and will come as a revelation to those unfamiliar with this aspect of his achievements.
Throughout his career Lopez kept a visual photographic diary of the people who came and went through the studio where he and hist partner, art director Juan Ramos, were rewriting the history of fashion illustration. Lopez was not content to merely record these faces and bodies; he elaborated each into a sequence, and then explored the potential fantasy within each series. He would arrange these pictures into photo albums.
This is the chronicle of an era as seen through the eyes and sensibility of one of its greatest visionaries. If you lived through that period, this is one of the best