The first solo-publication of the work of Remsen Wolff with a wonderful first selection of his loving portraits of New York’s transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people. Now made available with a set of three postcards displaying images of Remsen Wolff's Amsterdam Girls exhibition at Foam, now on display from 11 September 2020 until 6 December 2020.
Wolff was a self-taught street and studio photographer who rarely presented his work. His recently discovered archive, which covers a period of forty years, contains 200,000 images. From this historical treasure chest, Dutch guest curators Hedy van Erp and Koos Breukel made a wonderful first selection of his loving portraits of New York’s transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people: All American Girls.
In the early 1990s, Wolff, struggling with his identity and gender, became fascinated by the beauty and talent of a hundred special girls in New York and chose them as his photo models personally. The first selection All American Girls is fully included in the accompanying book with the same title.
A number of models in All American Girls are now world famous, such as Kabuki and Amanda Lepore.
The cover girl of this book, Kabuki Starshine, started out as a self-made alter-ego in New York’s nightlife and was noticed by Wolff and Brouwer. Starshine later appeared on the catwalk of the famous French fashion designer Thierry Mugler in Paris and Berlin and took care of the make-up of the popular TV series “Sex and the City”. Kabuki now works for various brands and photographers at the top of the fashion world worldwide.