“我有一种去调查那些从未遇见过的人的冲动”,这句话出自这位生于瑞士,现居纽约的著名时尚摄影师Henry Leutwyler之口。今年四月,他同steidl出版社合作出版了一本纪念Michael Jackson的摄影集《Neverland Lost. A Portrait of Michael Jackson》,记录下那些仍留存于neverland的私人物件。斯人已去,那些跟他有关的物品,亦提醒人们一个辉煌时代的逝去。

Prior to Michael Jackson’s death, Henry Leutwyler photographed crates of artifacts removed from Jackson’s Neverland ranch in California. The resulting series of photographs document the inner turmoil of the public person who chose to model his private life on Peter Pan and the Lost Boys – children who never wanted to grow up. Leutwyler’s unemotional portraits are almost too intimate to behold, but when one digs beneath the surface, what emerges is the profound truth of a star’s sequestered reality. Leutwyler’s photographs unearth the “Lost Boy” forced to leave Neverland, and now these still lifes are as close as anyone will ever get to what Jackson once had, and ultimately left behind.