DoBeDo presents ‘Inside the Bum’ – a book and film by Frank & Tyrone Lebon. The 106 page limited-edition photo book documents the making of Harmony Korine’s new film ‘The Beach Bum’ – starring Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, and Zac Efron.
In October of 2017 the Lebon brothers, Frank and Tyrone, were invited onto the set of Harmony Korine’s latest film, ‘The Beach Bum’ for a period of six weeks. Given the freedom to wander the set as they pleased, the Lebons received unrestricted access and a privileged insight into the filmmaking process of Korine – a long time inspiration for both brothers.
They came home with thousands of photographs and 50+ hours of footage which has been edited down over the course of the intervening year, and has resulted in two distinct pieces of collaborative work – a twenty-minute film and a limited-edition photographic book titled Inside the Bum. This is the first collaboration of this scale between the two brothers, and their first collaboration with Harmony Korine.
The book is a compilation of photographs, video stills, written diary entries, call sheets, and vintage Florida tourist paraphernalia taped together into a scrap book of sorts; part on-set documentary photography, part notebook of thoughts, questions and anecdotes for their film. Korine’s colourful set provided a bountiful stream of wild and wacky scenarios to document, from naked hobos destroying Miami-mansions to Moondog (McConaughey) setting boats on fire and dancing in tinfoil underwear. The mayhem of the set is balanced with the brothers’ delicate care for and interest in Korine’s craft and philosophies; evident in the quieter portraits and reflective notes scattered throughout the book.
Similarly to the book, the film is a chaotic collage of video footage, audio snippets, interviews, music and animated imagery that takes you on a rampant journey through the making of ‘The Beach Bum’. The Lebon brothers capture and mirror the poetic and chaos-embracing creative process and world that Korine himself employs in the making of his films. ‘Inside the Bum’ is both a reflection of and on Korine’s approach to filmmaking and to life itself, “The thing is, I chase the real life. You almost decide beforehand that you’re gonna go with the energy. I try to grab the energy, follow the energy. FOLLOW THE ENERGY!”
The book is available here for £35
The film will be released online later in 2019 as part of Reely and Truly; a series of documentary portrait films about photographers produced by DoBeDo.
DoBeDo contributor Tyrone Lebon is exhibiting in Iron Lady: Symonds, Pearmain, Lebon at Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Tyrone Lebon, designer Anthony Symonds, and stylist Max Pearmain and includes portraits, advertising imagery, and a TV commercial for the perfume ‘Iron Lady’, all featuring adult actress and writer Stoya.
TITLE: Reely and Truly Book Preorder
PUBLISHER: DoBeDo Books
DETAILS: Over 50 Pages, hardback, 4 colour offset printing, with DVD.
EDITION: First Edition of 1000
RELEASE DATE: 2017 (exact date to be confirmed)
‘Reely and Truly’ is a new 30-minute documentary film on contemporary photographers and their practices by Tyrone Lebon.
Lebon’s intention is for the film to be a photographic object in itself. It is shot on all available celluloid formats (including 65mm, 35mm, super 16mm, 16mm, and super 8mm). The film has a free structure with an unconventional narrative, taking on the form of a visual poem.
Featuring DoBeDo contributors such as Mark Lebon, Dick Jewell, Jason Evans, Nigel Shafran, and Charchakaj Waikawee, as well as Juergen Teller, Jack Webb, Sean Vegezzi, Fumiko Imano, Lina Scheynius, Nobuyoshi Araki, Takashi Homma, Ari Marcopoulos, Jill Freedman, Nick Sethi, Asger Carlsen, Arne Svenson, Petra Collins, Tim Barber, Renee Cox, Mario Sorrenti, and Lele Saveri.
This film is part of the ongoing ‘Reely and Truly’ project which will culminate in a book of photographs, texts and films about the practice of over 30 contemporary photographers to be published by DoBeDo in 2015. This 30 minute film is an extended trailer for that project.
Click here to pre-order the book.
TITLE: ‘Reely and Truly’ Film
DATE: October 2014
DURATION: 29 mins 17 secs
A collection of works selected by Rory McCartney, including work by DoBeDo contributor Tyrone Lebon.
The exhibition is comprised of a selection of artefacts dating from 1585 through to contemporary items. The books, posters, prints, photographs and sound recordings shape a discussion around the suppression of public communication, and the cultural and political effects of a censored press.
This show is running concurrently with an exhibition at the Oriel Sycharth Gallery in Wrexham where the original works are on display. The show in London at Lima Zulu will be comprised of photocopy reproductions.