Sam Haskins: Fahsion, Etcetera. Text and photos by Sam Haskins. Forewords by Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Arts. Haskins Press, 2009 316 pages. Folio. SIGNED on half-title page. Hardbound in photo-illustrated jacket. 291 color and black-and-white reproductions. NOTE: Each of the two copies of Fashion, Etcetera is accompanied by different prints).
"[Haskins] first book in 25 years and the first to delve into his archives. It is the biggest book Haskins ever produced, with 291 images, it is also the first to feature a biography and a chapter introduction written by Sam for each of the seven chapters. It provides a unique and rich insight into a remarkable career that has consistently created iconic images for each decade since 1960. While he is justly known as one of the great 20th century photographers of the nude, it is a narrow definition of his contribution to photography. As a photographer Sam was moulded by the influences of his youth, which essentially characterised his work as being an escape to a beautiful sensual world, often highly imaginary, flirting with illusion and designed to please the eye and amuse the mind. Sam's photography is unapologetically celebratory of women, beauty, art, nature, graphics, illustration, design and photography itself."--the publisher