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Solange Ich Liebe
Solange Ich Liebe
by Reuss
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 54.81
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nudes from 3 German Photographers, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Solange Ich Liebe (Hardcover)
A superb collection of fine art photographs of celebrating the nude form in natural surroundings. All images are contributed by one of three photographers: Matthias Reuss, Wibke Reimann, and Rolas Simulis. Over eighty-four pages we are presented with a glorious feast for the eyes for this is truly a wonderful body of work. Natural beauty, lush and exciting settings, sacred femininity, and the sensuality of form are all powerful components. Masterfully printed and distributed in large hardcover this book is a delight for the eyes. The short texts are in German only but this in no way comprises the quality of this production for non German speakers.

Modern Amazons
Modern Amazons
by Bill Dobbins
Edition: Hardcover
8 used & new from CDN$ 45.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Photography - Inspiring Subject Matter!!!, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Modern Amazons (Hardcover)
Modern Amazons is the highly anticipated follow-up to Bill Dobbin's first major publication devoted to the muscular female form - The Women. This new work, featuring the new women of bodybuilding, is sure to please Dobbins' devoted fans. Like its predecessor, Modern Amazons explores its beautiful subject matter with a level of respect bordering on awe, and the splendor, indeed the majesty of these women, is staggering. They are if anything, more impressive, their mass and muscularity more pronounced. And though Dobbins tinkers with a bit of cheesecake and glamour, his real strength is the more artistic approach where the beauty of the subject's body is the centerpiece of the portrait. These are the real gems, and there are enough of these in its 192 pages to make this a truly heroic book.

Stripped Naked
Stripped Naked
by Peter Gorman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 43.68
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorman reaches new heights with this work, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Stripped Naked (Hardcover)
This is New York photographer Peter Gorman's third book. Just as Naked Rooms was a radically different project from his first book, Naked In Apartment 7, this new work is another departure for him. But this time the results are more mature in their result and set Gorman on an even higher artistic plain. Gone are the highly stylized setups that characterized his first book, and the fluid, documentary style that distinguished his second book is no longer in force here. What we have is a more stable body of work from an artist who appears to possess a stronger sense of himself, and who harnesses a greater command of his craft. Gorman admits to shooting more "from the hip" these days, and all this work was shot in the unknown terrain of his female subjects' own homes, where the lighting conditions were completely unpredictable. But the results are extraordinary, and are laced with a sense of precision not see in his previous works. The lighting, the surroundings, the girls themselves, all flow into a unified and potent ensemble of pictures that are distinctly erotic. These are not just nude portraits of attractive and interesting women - much of this work is blatantly erotic and the subjects all strut their stuff with ostentatious and confident abandon. These are sexual beings that are obviously quite comfortable sharing this aspect of themselves with Gorman. As Reed Massengill notes in the forward - this book is about art .. but it's also about titillation.

bodytransfer
bodytransfer
by Norbert Guthier
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting, Beautiful Erotica!!!, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: bodytransfer (Hardcover)
In this exquisite body of work Guthier treats the female nude not as a object of lust, but as subject imbued with it. Beautiful women, men, and couples are captured not as players in some forced plot, but as beautiful, interesting beings caught in a single, magnificent moment. Each image within is a beautiful landscape of human drama, masterfully shot with Guthier's Sinar P2 camera. The imagery is amazing! The entire book is filled with rich, haunting, highly erotic imagery.

Erotic Journey
Erotic Journey
by Charlie Roff
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars More than 300 black & white nudes, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Erotic Journey (Paperback)
This is Charlie Roff's first book and it's a splendid foray into the publishing realm. With more than 300 black & white prints this is a colossal introduction to one of the great photographers of our time. Besides his use of women who are undeniably beautiful, the locations he uses serve as a surprising and interesting platform. We journey to from Cornwall to London, to Provence, to Paris, to New York, to Los Angeles, and finally end up on a deserted Greek isle. He works as well indoors as he does outdoors and the lush dramatic imagery is simply marvelous. And so are the girls!

Underwater Love
Underwater Love
by Mark Tasenchak
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 64.19
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding Scuba-Sex!!!, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Underwater Love (Hardcover)
American photographer has made a career for himself in water. He's produced numerous videos of women underwater as well as a Sex Underwater series. Now, in this exciting book from Edition-Reuss, he lays out in print form the surreal beauty of erotica under the depths. Shot in the safety of swimming pools as well as the labyrinth of open waters, his unusual vision is spellbinding. to say the least. Naked water nymphs perform their erotic underwater ballets for us, and then there's the sexual material - wow! Couples engage in every sort of erotic entanglement imaginable and it's all vividly captured with Yasenchak's graphic, voyeuristc, scuba-style.

Hot Cheeks
Hot Cheeks
by Martin Sigrist
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 31.50
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5.0 out of 5 stars 500 Derrieres!!!, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Hot Cheeks (Hardcover)
This might be the granddaddy of all derriere books. It features over 500 select photographs from twenty-nine of the world's greatest art and glamour photographers, each of whom is semi-obsessed with the female rump. And more than just a superb collection of photographs, the artist text that accompanies each of the twenty-nine sections is very illuminating and is a nice touch. Contributing photographers include: Jimon Aframian, Pascal Baetens, Jean-Paul, FOUR, Christian Gomez, Herbert Hesselmann, Roman Kasperski, Ralph Kerpa, Chas Ray, Krider, Borys Kurylo, Peter Legler, Thomas Meyer, Richard Murrian, Simon Nicolai, Alexander Paulin, Michael Pecha, Joerg Skarabis, Matthias Stolt, Paul von Stroheim, Gorden Thye, Herve de Varez, Frank Wartenberg, Tamara Amhoff-Winderler, Anna & Barney, Jens Bruggemann, and Otto Weisser.

Did I mention that this book showcases over FIVE-HUNDRED fannies??? It is spectacular!

Lighting the Nude
Lighting the Nude
by Alex Larg
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: Lighting the Nude (Hardcover)
This is one of the best books in the genre teaching the art form of nude photography. Lighting The Nude is created in the same spirit and meticulous fashion as all the other great instructional books from Alex Larg, only this time the vision is bigger and better. At 448 pages this is practically an encyclopedia! The format is very easy to follow: a beautiful nude photograph is featured on every other page, and the facing page contains all the information needed to duplicate the image, which is provided by the actual photographer. It covers the camera used, the film, exposure, lens, and everything else, as well as the lighting fixtures and their placements that went into creating the picture. Wow! If ever there was a fast-track to artistic success, this is it. It's amazing that so many world-class photographers were willing to share their secrets this way. That alone would make this book a worthy investment, but the nudes that are featured are absolutely breathtaking and would be a fabulous production all by themselves without all the incredible knowledge provided. So, to all photographers, get this book! Study its contents! And go forth and create your own masterpieces!

Contributing photographers include Jorgen Ahlstrom, Robert Anderson, Igor Aronov, Fernando Bergamaschi, Rod Ashford, Pascal Baetens, Peter Barry, Ben Lagunas, Alex Kuri, Rene de Carufel, Quido Paterno Castello, Patrick Coughlin, Corrado Dalco, Gary Darrar, Ricardo de Vicq de Cumpitch, Benney de Grove, Mike Dmochowski, Michael Engman, Michele Franken, Wolfgang Freithof, Juan del Gado, Peter Goodrum, Laura Hodgson, Kay Hurst, Marc Jaffe, Ron P. Jaffe, Marc Joye, Kingdome 19, John Knill, HArry Lomax, Jeff MAnzetti, Julia Martinez, Ron McMillian, Michael Millerm Art Minds, jordi Morgadas, Antony Nettle, Salvio Parisi, MAurizio polverelli, Renata Ratajczyk, Michael Riedel, Chris Rout, Gianni Russo, Terry Ryan, Gerard de Saint-Maxent, Suza Scalora, Craig Scoffone, Bob Shell, Andrew John Sherriff, Dima Smelyantsev, Clint Adam Smyth, Stephen Speller, Ray Spence, Michael Stanley, Struan, Bhoern Thomassen, Antonio Traza, Gunther Uttendorfer, Robert van de Voort, Nopphadol Viwatkamolwat, Frank P. Wartenberg, Stu Williamson, and Nick Wright.

I am Iman
I am Iman
by Iman
Edition: Hardcover
27 used & new from CDN$ 11.19

4.0 out of 5 stars A Terrific Book packed with Photos and Insights!, Dec 16 2008
This review is from: I am Iman (Hardcover)
Legendary supermodel, cosmetic mogul, and wife of David Bowie, Iman's emergence onto the world's stage in 1975 sparked an upheaval in cultural identity that continues today, and her first book is a gloriously entertaining hybrid essay on the cultural cum-political power of good looks. A quarter century of the most shockingly famous photographs by Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Bruce Weber, and other tastemakers are contextualized by well-known essayists, a chorus of celebrity contributions, and Iman's own take on her much mythologizied career. The book's outrageous pop design by legendary graphic designer Jonathan Barnbrook makes it plain that this is not just one woman's success story; Iman captures the funny, infuriating, and often absurd validation of black and ethnic looks in a beauty industry where billions of dollars, and the self-image of women everywhere are on the line. Peeks behind the curtain and scintillating interviews are courtesy of feminist critic bell hooks, Interview editor Ingrid Sischy, model and manager Bethann Hardison, and others. With graphic design featuring pop-ups and other interactive elements, as well specially commissioned, never-before-seen images by Annie Leibowitz, Ellen Von Unwerth, Sante D'Orazio and Michel Comte, this book is an assemblage worthy of any fashionista's dream.

Eric Kroll's Fetish Girls
Eric Kroll's Fetish Girls
by Eric Kroll
Edition: Paperback
21 used & new from CDN$ 7.54

5.0 out of 5 stars One of fetish photography's greatest influences!, Dec 16 2008
Fetish Girls is Eric Kroll's blazing, 200-page tribute to all the photographers, models, and fetishists that have inspired him through his life: Nam Paik, Weegee, Man Ray, Elmer Batters, Betty Page, Bunny Yeager, Eric Stanton, John Willie, Irving and Paula Klaw, Bill Ward, and Marcel Duchamp, just to name a few.

A glorious tribute to his predecessors it may be, it is nonetheless a delicious exposé of the incredibly creative work that he himself has created over the years. Beautiful, succulent beauties are flaunted throughout, adorned in an endless variety of kinky clothing and erotic toys. And they are bound, they are knotted-up, they are bent over, spread-eagled, spanked, shaved, and suckled. They pose powerfully as dominators; innocuously as sexual furniture; and provocatively as they shove their crotches in our face.

Through it all, Eric Kroll's talent as a photographer and portraitist stands paramount. And we are left with what might be his finest publication to date and a book that is unquestionably a must have for any serious collector. And Taschen is set to release a version in hardcover for the first time ever later this month.

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