Living Out Loud With Advanced Style

Valerie von Sobel, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, cause and yvette

In inimitable fashion writer Lynn Yaeger’s touching Vogue magazine tribute to the late iconic street photographer Bill Cunningham, she cited what appealed to Bill was “an anonymous person with a deep desire to look a certain way, to see + be seen for reasons buried deeply in the psyche, as mysterious as the impulse for […]

America Through The Prophetic Lens Of Jean-Pierre Laffont

Man Ray once said, “A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective,” which is what photojournalist Pierre Laffont’s pictures are all about in ‘Photographer’s Paradise: Turbulent America 1960-1990’ by Jean-Pierre Laffont, published by Glitterati […]

The Metaphors Created Between Photographs

The great photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once said, ‘During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late,’ but as for Stephen Posen’s photographs in ‘Ellipsis: Dual Vision By Stephen Posen’, published by Glitterati Incorporated, it’s exactly those holes that make […]

Color Manipulation Amplifies Flowers

The late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe once said, ‘I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for things I’ve never seen before,’ which is the exact notion anyone will have when opening ‘Enlightened Blooms: Solarized Floral Diptych Photographs By Brad Oliphant, published by Glitterati Incorporated, the photographer’s first published book of photography.  Oliphant, an accomplished former fashion […]

How To Spend 21 Days With Coco Chanel

Regarding Coco Chanel,photographer Douglas Kirkland once said, ‘ Chanel is here forever. She changed fashion,she changed culture, + she changed how people dress,’ + he should know, afterspending three weeks with her during 1962 + documenting those tokens of memory in ‘Coco Chanel: Three Weeks/ 1962’, by Douglas Kirkland, published by Glitterati Incorporated.  Now Chanel […]

Book ‘Lance Out Loud’ Is Proof There Are People Who Really DO Suck The Marrow Out Of Life

Lance Loud is described by friend Christopher Makos assomeone that felt life, not looking too far into the past + not staring too far into the future, but loving the moment.  ‘That was Lance.’  In ‘Lance Out Loud’, by Pat Loud, Edited by Christopher Makos, published by Glitterati Incorporated, you get to know Lance as […]

The Book Of Mormon Missionary Positions #TrueStory

I couldn’t stop laughing + smiling after seeing ‘The Book Of Mormon Missionary Positions’ by photographer Neil Dacosta .  The cover design, made to look like ‘the good book’, full of photos of those guys that knock on your door uninvited, in missionary positions is hilarious, especially while still wearing their geeky uniforms, which could only mean […]