For our tenth anniversary edition, we revisit a selection of stories from Document’s archive—celebrating ten years of championing the independent creative spirit, and honoring the cultural icons who will shape our future. This portfolio originally appeared in Document’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue.
“My early work was influenced by Helmut Newton, but I just wasn’t a good photographer, so it was blurry and out of focus,” photographer Nan Goldin told critic Vince Aletti in a conversation for Document No. 4. Here, decades after Goldin’s inimitable eye earned her position in the pantheon of great photographic minds for her precise detailing of human interaction, she presents an exclusive book of portraits for Document in collaboration with Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. For the project, Goldin traveled to Bisenthal, Germany to photograph her muses.
Editor-In-Chief Nick Vogelson. Fashion Director Sarah Richardson. Photo Director Spencer Taylor. Art Director Florian Eberhardt. Associate Photo Director Michael Quinn. Book Layout Nan Goldin with Alex Kwartler and Sam Roeck. Edited by Nan Goldin with Max Cramer, Alex Kwartler, Sam Roeck, Claudia Poulter and Alex Nelson. Representation Jae Choi at The Collective Shift. Personal Assistant Claudia Poulter. Stylist Clare Byrne. Hair Alfred Sackett. Make Up Anne Timper. Photo Assistant Max Cramer. Lighting Designer Pawel Woznicki. Fashion Assistant Luka Mues. Location Home of Michael Meyer, Biesenthal, Germany. Production Ayla Meyer, Lydia Wagner and Mirjam Siefert at Made in Germany. Post-Production Nathan Baker. Special Thanks Anthony Vaccarello, Philippe Contini, Clara Jane Matteucci, Christine Fenzel, Michael Meyer and Kara the dog. Most of all thanks to my friends that modelled for me Ayla Meyer, Tjio Meyer, Sasha Pevzner.