ONE: Sons & Daughters

Edward Mapplethorpe's new book, ONE: Sons & Daughters, hits stores later this month. He talked to The New York Times about his photographic process and life. 

Damon Winter/The New York Times

Damon Winter/The New York Times

The subjects of “One” are bare but asexual, showing only their myriad expressions and chubby torsos. “You don’t even know if it’s a boy or a girl,” Mr. Mapplethorpe said. “I think it adds a bit of mystery. There are no stereotypes bestowed on that child. It’s always about the eyes to me, but I know the limitations of depth of field, how close I can get. There’s no negotiating with a 1-year-old.”
Damon Winter/The New York Times

Damon Winter/The New York Times

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