Lutz Presser has been an art academic since 1973 and worked in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East. He has also been a practicing artist who has exhibited internationally, been invited into survey shows and is represented in national, regional and private collections. His research operates simultaneously on academic and art making fronts. The major thematic thrust in both areas concerns cultural misreading.
Man Ray/Emmanuel Radnitsky (1890-1976) was a pioneer in the medium of photography as art and has the reputation of being one of the most innovative photographers of the 20th century with his creative contribution resting largely on his Surrealist photographic images. His version of Surrealism is fleshed out in this study with its radically different interpretation of his work to broaden our understanding of his involvement with fetishism and algolagnia. This volume includes 429 Black and White Photos.