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Erez Sabag Publishers
Through photography and digital video, Erez Sabag presents in My Favorite T-shirt a collection of New York City artists in their second-skin fashion. Owned almost universally, favorite t-shirts have come to replace security blankets, as age requires. The more tattered, thread-bear, and faded, the more comfort and nostalgia they elicit from its wearer.
Hoping to evoke familiarity and openness, Erez requested friends of friends, acquaintances, and complete strangers to don their most intimate apparel in their homes, the most intimate of stages, and perform routine tasks encouraging them to forget his presence and consequentially their performance-self.
By opening with, "Why this T-shirt?" Erez was introduced to his photographed’s memories disarming them and opening the connection between photographer, self, and observer. Erez’s portraits capture young exquisite New Yorkers posing, staring wide-eyed, revealing homes and habits through their presentation of self with apparent hopes of finding connection through commonality with their unseen observer.
The digital video proves that commonality as it shows in real time spanning days or just a few hours people dancing in their scantily decorated lower east side apartments, philosophizing with partners, playing, singing into hairbrushes, creating art, questioning life, building a home, making dinner--all universal experience--proving once again that elemental to being human is to seek and achieve connection through shared understanding. This connection in turn facilitating love, trust, companionship, truth, responsibility, faith, play, belief, purpose, meaning: life.
About the Author
Erez Sabag was born in Israel in 1968. At the age of 16 he left his home and his pursuit of a photographic career began. After assisting for some time in Paris, he moved to New York where he has spent the last twelve years developing both his commercial and personal work.
Featured in magazines including Spoon, Perso, Van, Trace, Crash, Detour, and American Photo. His commercial clients have included Azzaro Perfume, Levi's, Revlon, Ego (Korea), Frandre (Japan), Dune (England) and Kata Eyewear. Photographing talents including Stephen Baldwin, Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Bjork, Estella Warren, James King, Laura Harring, and more.
In 2000 his work was exhibited in the "Master Minds of Mode" show at the International Fashion Festival in Japan. Most recently seen in a group exhibition in Palais De Tokyo, 2004. Erez has devoted much of the past three years to his most recent project entitled, "My Favorite T-Shirt" which intimately explores through both video and photography the lives of a particular group of New York artists. Erez resides in New York City.