After chatting it up with some fellow photographers and bloggers from the event, I spotted Bruce from the corner of my eye. My hands got clammy, and I could feel the adrenaline flowing through my body. It was my hero—Bruce Gilden in person!
Okay, I'll try a little harder than that: in an age where the availability and convenience of eBooks makes digital books an ideal option both for publishers and consumers, we have to be reminded every now and then just how intricate, sumptuous, and downright sexy physical books can be. Thus, here are ten books both past and present that more than meet this criteria. There are plenty editions of this Poe collection that could appear on a sexy books list, but I'm particularly fond of this one not the least because I own a copy.
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Unlike Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys or Nicholas Cage in Adaptationwho manage to engender some affection in their audiences, Philip inspires only contempt. Listen Up Philip is quite enjoyable, but it is also blunt and redundant. Over the course of the film, Philip visits one ex-girlfriend, makes a new girlfriend, and half-heartedly tries to win back his old girlfriend.
InPelham Grenville Wodehouse was living in Le Touquet, a town which, apart from its inconvenient location on the French side of the Channel, was about as English as a place could be. Perched on sand dunes south of Calais, it was the vanity creation of a group of wealthy, upper-class Anglos, who had given it a golf course, a Cotswolds-style country house hotel and rows of seafront villas that appeared to have been towed over from Hove. Here Wodehouse, then aged 58, and at the height of his success as a comic writer, was able to enjoy an authentic English lifestyle without the bother of having to pay hefty English taxes.
Step aside northern lights, shooting stars, and erupting volcanoes! Live music shows are one of the hardest things to photograph. Before you even get the chance to capture a mega-star in a once-in-a-lifetime pose, you need to find your way inside the venue.
First edition, first printing. Black cloth-covered boards with title debossed on spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, collages and video by Dash Snow. Unpaginated pp.
We've been told all our lives that we can only call ourselves well-read once we've read the Great Books. We tried. But a few pages into Bleak Housewe realized that not all the Great Books have aged well.