Shadows on male forms, male forms in shadows — these are the subjects of (H)OMBRES, a book by Lithuanian-born, Luxembourg-based photographer Arnoldas Kubilius. The title of his first book fuses the Spanish word “hombres” meaning men with the French word for shadows, “Ombres”.
The hard-cover book, which combines dreamy images of bodies drowning in luscious colours with raw, carnal close-ups, has been co-created by the Netherlands-based British designer Jake Noakes.
(H)OMBRES also features an insightful essay by American photographer Connie Imboden who has spent half a century investigating, as she puts it, “the raw seduction of flesh”.
The book has been published with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg.
Size: 220 x 285 mm
Number of images: 51
Number of pages: 80
Edition: 500 (hand-numbered)
Off-set printing by BOOXS in the Netherlands
Paper: Igepa Stardream Lapislazuli (cover),
Fedrigoni Sirio Pearl Platinum (end papers),
Munken Polar Rough (inside)