Press release | Amsterdam, 12 May 2011
Foam Magazine publishes A Book of Beds
On 14 May, the international photography magazine
Foam Magazine will publish its first photo book: A
Book of Beds. This book is a collection of 'bed portraits'
taken from the numerous photos submitted over the past two years
for the annual Talent Call. The bed was a strikingly often
recurring subject in the work sent in by young photographers.
The bed as a prominent place
The images in A Book of Beds have been selected
from the numerous portfolios which were sent to the editors of Foam
Magazine in 2009 and 2010 in response to the 'Talent Call'. Each
year Foam Magazine invites young photographers to submit work for
the annual talent issue. It was striking that many photographers
had chosen the bed as the subject of their work. It was thus
decided to compile these photos in a book. The multitude of beds
allows the viewer to reflect upon the prominent role this spot has
in our lives. 'The bed is the place where we sleep, where we make
love, where most of us are born and where most of us will die',
stated Marcel Feil, editor of the magazine. 'In a certain sense,
the bed is a metaphor for life.'
A Book of Beds is also a first step in expanding Foam
Magazine's talent issue into a broader platform for photographic
The bed book
A Book of Beds is available at selected
bookshops and via www.foam.org/shop.
Price: € 29.50
A Book of Beds has been made possible in part by
Drukkerij Slinger, Alkmaar, and Igepa Nederland BV.
About Foam Magazine
Foam Magazine BV is a joint venture of Foam and Vandejong
branding agency. Foam Magazine appears quarterly and is distributed
in 25 countries. Foam Magazine publishes an annual talent issue,
for which young, unknown photographic talent under the age of 35
are eligible to submit work. Fifteen of these photographers are
given the opportunity to show their work in the magazine.
Note to editors: For more information and to request images,
please contact Foam's communication department, e-mail
foam[at]foam.org or telephone +31 (0)20 5516500.