“I want to sing / I want to dance / I want to wear / A new pair of pants”
Bernhard Willhelm: Dynasty is the first e-book by the acclaimed fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm. Dynasty documents Willhelm's newfound Southern California existence. His constant documentation of his daily life demonstrates his humorous, inquisitive, and obsessive way of seeing the world: images of the food he devours, the scenic landscapes surrounding him, his own body, various gay paraphernalia, the texts he avidly reads, notes, and seemingly disparate objects. All of this comes together in "Dynasty" to show how incredibly present Willhelm is in his own life. The styling of his photos mirror the energy and narrative thrust of contemporary photographers like Wolfgang Tillmans. "Dynasty" is an invitation to participate in Willhelm's exhibitionism. He lets it all hang out.