In his original 1962 foreword Sam wrote: Five Girls represents many things to
A serious project that served as a clearing house for graphic ideas which were
floating around in the back of my mind.
A fun project which was a relief from highly disciplined advertising illustration.
An opportunity to control the full cycle of an undertaking, from the first conception
of the idea and choice of approach, through the photographic processes and selection
of pictures, to the final detailed layout and design.
I do not like to dream up explanations for my work.. That is why this book is,
quite simply, me - thinking pictures.