Jane & Jeremy

The Agony and The Ecstasy

By Bob Carlos Clarke

“Watching from an indiscreet distance, I felt a twinge of voyeuristic guilt mixed with a sudden, poignant recollection of my own adolescent fumblings. Above all, I sensed the thrill of an anthropologist chancing upon the bizarre mating ritual of the children of the English upper middle class.”– Bob Carlos Clarke

Bob Carlos Clarke (1950–2006) was a prolific photographer, who was best known for his striking images of women which drew comparisons to Helmut Newton. This series of Public School Balls (notoriously orgiastic parties for rich teenagers) was shot in 1994 at the Hammersmith Palais, London. Containing 33 images, the series encapsulates the abandonment of youthful innocence.

‘The Agony and The Ecstasy’ is published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at The Little Black Gallery in London. The book also contains a print and text by Max Houghton and Bob Carlos Clarke.

  • 145mm x 200mm
  • Foil blocked cover
  • 64 pages
  • With print
  • First Edition of 200

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