willy vanderperre’s new photo book is inspired by instagram
IDEA Books releases '635' today, a limited-edition publication of images from the photographer’s beautiful feed.
"When IDEA asked me to do a 'superfast' book, I reflected on how we 'met' each other mostly on Instagram," explains Willy Vanderperre. "With that in my mind, I thought about using these images from my Instagram feed. From post 1 to 635. The last image was posted on the day we sent this book to print." Vanderperre, who's shot Raf Simons, Rihanna and many a model cover for i-D, will also be appearing at Dover Street Market New York at 6pm this evening (September 10) to sign the limited-edition copies.
The 635 images include i-D covers with Julia Nobis and Mica Arganaraz, plus Dior campaigns, studio shots and holiday snaps, all helping build a bigger picture of the photographer at work. The book has been turned around in less than a month (IDEA reached out to him on August 23), reflecting the fast pace of the 'gram. IDEA's main focus is selling rare, vintage books, but 635 will be their third original title, following on from Crimea/Kids by Gosha Rubchinskiy and Contacts by Collier Schorr. Since both of those books sold out in 24 hours, waste no time trying to get your hands on this one.
Images © Willy Vanderperre / IDEA, 2015