Kostas Maros has been accompanying the artists and performers of Cabaret Bizarre since 2013, following and documenting their appearances throughout Europe and taking photographs both during performances and backstage. Intimate and unadorned, his pictures reveal moments of tension before the spotlight and euphoric exhaustion after the show. Cabaret Bizarre was inspired by the sombre variety theatres which appeared in Berlin in the 1920s and early ’30s, as well as by the surreal aesthetic of filmmakers Federico Fellini and Luis Buñuel. This book celebrates that intoxicating night-time world, at once a flamboyant carnival of desires and sumptuous freak show.
|192 p, ills colour, 23 x 29 cm, hb, German/French/English|