Book Club #64: (H)OMBRES by Arnoldas Kubilius

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 book is available at

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.

ISBN 978-99959-0-526-2
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)