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A Series of nearly 100 photographs taken during the month of July in Berlin. Mostly male portraiture this is not a magazine, it’s not a travel diary, it’s not a book…it simply is a series of photographs that document the two dozen people I had the pleasure of photographing.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – Randy L. Schmidt was asked by one of Karen Carpenter’s close friends Frenda Franklin to “Do good for Karen” and in his book “Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter”, he delivers that.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – Top Ten Books of 2011
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – It was pure coincidence for I had just tried one of Liz’s recipes chicken and avocado with mushrooms from this fabulous new read The Dead Celebrity Cookbook by Frank DeCaro. I was burping all the way from the subway while making my way into Christies. Mama ran straight for the caftans! Jewelry or handbags are nice but a caftan that Liz may have spilled a martini or dribbled some pee on is what I want. Now that has value!
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – In Christopher Berry-Dee’s third book devoted to combing the minds of some of the heinous criminals with a fine-tooth comb delivers what turned out to be, hands down, the most disturbing 300 pages of literature I’ve ever read. Parts of his expose literally made me a little sick to my stomach. This presented a dilemma in the grading of Berry-Dee’s book because despite the fact that I didn’t particularly enjoy reading The Voices of Serial Killers, it was impeccably researched and written in a way that masterfully combined hard facts with witty and humorous commentary – a difficult feat given the nature of the topic. Thus after some deliberation, I settled at what I believe to be a fair grade of B-.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – Photographer Scott Pasfield will present a slideshow, discussion and book signing of GAY IN AMERICA, his extraordinary 224-page book of captivating photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men in 50 states. Meet the fathers, sons brothers, couples, families and the nice guys next door, as Scott takes us on a journey across gay America.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – Aaron McQuade: Where did the idea for this book come from?
Scott Pasfield: People always tell you to shoot what you love. You have to start with yourself. The epiphany came one night at home. I was surfing the web and realized what a powerful tool it had become for connecting gay men across the country, from all over, and it just dawned on me. I decided that I would meet men from every state, and photograph them in the hopes that I could do a book that would change opinions and educate. And that started with shooting who I was and what my passions were.
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – All of New York turned out this week to fete the King of Gossip, Michael Musto on for the release of his new book “Fork on the Right, Knife in the Back ”
HTTP://FIERTH.COM – The Andy Warhol Book Release Party at Yotel NYC