Bettina Rheims

“Chambre Close”

A photographic Novel, english version

Collector’s Edition (N° 92/100)

C-Print, printed in 2008

152 pages, 85 photos, 20 x 20 cm

100 copies plus 15 copies a.p.

all copies signed and numbered by Bettina Rheims

Schirmer/Mosel

CHF 1025,-

Bettina Rheims (French, b.1952) is a photographer best known for her erotic images of women. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, Rheims worked as a model before turning to photography in 1978. Her earliest series titled Portraits (1981) featured striptease artists and acrobats posing in her studio. In 1990, she photographed androgynous youths for her series Modern Lovers. She has collaborated with the novelist Serge Bramly on several projects, including the book Chambre Close, which accompanied the fictional narrative of “Monsieur X” with Rheims’s photographs of women posing in hotel rooms.