Edo’s faces were absolute strangers or close friends, all young protagonists of the night life below 14th Street. Many of them helped shape New York’s renewed artistic and cultural splendour. Obsessed by faces, on his loft’s roof at Broadway and Bleecker Edo shot the “Figurines” series. He decided to experiment a ring flash on his still camera, fully illuminating his subjects, to let them appear almost physically dematerialised. Erasing the details and shadows from their faces, he made the pictures dissolve to create a seemingly cartoon like character.
“I have always fallen in love with women’s faces. It was their face their makeup and their dress….”
The Hat, 1979
Ezther's friend, 1982