Frido Troost (November 14, 1960 – April 22, 2013) was a Dutch photography historian, teacher at the Rietveld Academy and co-owner of the photo antiquarian bookshop ICM (Institute for Concrete Matter), which was established in 2000 in a former forge in Haarlem.
Troost was a pioneer in collecting photography of all sorts. In his store many types of photography were represented, varying from da-guerreotypes to albumin prints, stereo photos to family albums.
In collaboration with Willem van Zoetendaal, Troost made various photo albums, including Salto Mortale: Fokker in bedrijf 1911-1996, which was published in 1998 by Basalt and d’Arts.
This publication is composed of all the slides Frido Troost (1960-2013) used for his classes at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
The images in this book come from all kinds of sources: paintings, advertisements, erotica, art objects, portraits, etc.
The slides are presented in blocks of nine, in the same construct as Frido Troost gave his classes, a non-hierarchal set up that invites the viewer to link the images freely.