Deleted scene


On a mission to photograph the invisible, with Deleted Scene photographer Yury Toroptsov takes us to Eastern Siberia in a unique story of pursuit along intermingling lines that form a complex labyrinth.


Publisher: Kehrer Verlag

Book design: Kummer & Herrman

Text: Claude d'Anthenaise, Yury Toroptsov

Format: 24 x 32 cm, hardcover

Page count: 96 pages, 52 photographs

Release date: 20 March 2015

Awards: German Photo Book Prize 2016 (winner), Prix du Livre d'Auteur Arles 2015 (shortlist)

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Divine Retribution


This photo series takes a form of a dream sequence in which one is subjected to an uneven stream of seemingly unrelated images. Shadows invade, allegories cease to exist and nightmares become reality. The book was shortlisted for the International PhotoBook Dummy Award 2012.


Format: 20 x 25 cm, softcover, ProLine uncoated paper

Page count: 120 pages, 30 photographs

Release date: January 28, 2012



Marilyn and I

Photographs by Yury Toroptsov

Foreword by Catherine Deneuve


This book/exhibition catalogue explores the elements which constitute the exceptional longevity and modernity of Marilyn Monroe's myth. Individuals from Europe and the United States pose next to an authentic summer dress which belonged to the star.


"Contemporary urban culture may be largely secular, but we still have our saints and martyrs. Celebrities, revered as quasi-religious icons, inflame our imaginations with an awe that overrides their fundamental humanity. Yury Toroptsov demonstrates in his work, the relics of fame carry as much magic as holy articles might to the faithful." - Ana Finel Honigman, Saatchi Online Magazine


"I enjoyed the imagination and wit of your project, and I tweeted about it." - Roger Ebert, film critic


Format: 20 x 24 cm

Page count: 120 pages, 60 photos

Languages: English, French

Release date: November 3, 2011



Why was I born in Russia


Under three sections: myth, reality and fiction I published such Russian series of photos as: (1) The House of Baba Yaga (2) Grodekovo (3) Dora.


Format: 20 x 25 cm, paperback

Page count: 80 pages

Languages: English, French

Released: June 2011





Vincent is a backstage and an onstage story in ten black and white photographs featuring Vincent Chaillet, Principal Dancer of Paris National Opera Ballet.


Format: 20 x 25 cm, paperback

Page count: 20 pages, Proline Pearl paper

Languages: English, French

Released: June 2011


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