Photographs by Henry Horenstein. Introduction by Murray Hill.
Pond Press, 2010. 112 pp., Illustrated throughout, 13x9½".
Signed copies available to order!
Pond Press proudly announces the publication of SHOW, noted photographer Henry Horenstein's long-anticipated look at modern burlesque. The photographs were made from 2001 to 2009, and serve as an homage to the neo-burlesque resurgence of the last several years.
The noir-styled images in SHOW are variously amusing, sexy, and harsh—true reflections of the world they document. The book covers a myriad of burlesque-style performance, including drag, fetish, and sideshow. Horenstein says, 'these performers are today's version of the 'starving artist'—living on the margins and delivering their personal expression through song, dance, comedy, and narrative—charged sexually and often highly political.'
Although not a book of celebrities per se, SHOW includes portraits of many of burlesque's most recognizable performers, including Dita Von Teese and Catherine D-lish, Angie and Helen Pontani, Peek-a-Boo Point, Julie Atlas Muz, Miss Saturn, Dirty Martini, Jackie Beat, Bonnie Dunn, Verushka—and, of course, the legendary Murray Hill.
About the Artist's Edition (SLIPCA)
SHOW is available as an Artist’s Edition limited to 600 copies only, a soft cover edition of 400 copies plus a special edition of 20 deluxe Collector's Edition books with an original, signed and numbered print. The unique design by Carrie Hunt and Pace Kaminsky of HK Creative includes a die-cut board cover, revealing a section of the cover image. A matte varnish over sumptuous duotone printing suggests gravure-style books and magazines of the 1940s and 1950s—when burlesque famously flourished. The book's format stands tall at 13' x 9.5'.
About the Deluxe Limited Edition with Print (DELUXE):
The limited edition is published in a single edition of 20 copies. Each edition comes with a photographic print signed and numbered. The print image is the cover image. View print with clamshell.
Read the review by John Mathews in photo-eye Magazine