August 19 (Tuesday) PROVINCETOWN 7:30pm Photographer Michael Alago presents and signs his latest book, Beautiful Imperfections Full Kit Gear 192 Commerce St. Provincetown, MA 508-413-9676 Coffee and desert will be served
Swing by Provincetown's Full Kit Gear the evening of August 19th to meet "Rough Gods" photographer and NYC music industry legend Michael Alago as he signs copies of his sexy coffee table book, Beautiful Imperfections. Appropriately, coffee and desert will be served.
His follow-up to the smoking' hot Brutal Truth (2012, Bruno Gmünder), Beautiful Imperfections and previous title Rough Gods, Beautiful Imperfections is the first commercially published book of photographs shot entirely with the Hipstimatic iPhone App*. The resulting 10" x 10" coffee table book contains over 120 tough/tender signature Alago portraits.
After a legendary music career during which he went from booking U2's first New York City gig at the Ritz at age 21, to hanging out with Mapplethorpe, to signing Metallica and Nina Simone, to partying with Iggy Pop and David Lee Roth in the men's room of the famed Peppermint Lounge, Alago turned to photography. We can all thank the Rough Gods that he did. More about Michael Alago here.
The Fall line-up from Popular Publicity for books, film, music editors. PDF galleys on all books on request. Click titles for press releases.
SEP 2Male Sex Work and Society Written for brainiacs, but fascinating to us laymen just the same. Beautifully designed and stuffed with historic photos as well as artfully shot man-candy.
SEP 26First Comes Love Coffee table format. Photos/profiles of 65 long-term LGBT couples.
OCT 7The Harlot's Guide to Messy Classy Cocktails Coffee table format. Part drink recipe book, part drunken memoir, contains the favorite drinks and messy memories of some of the world’s most famous drag queens. (That is not the cover, above. Cover art is being illustrated as you read this.)
NOV 18 What's the T? DVD release of award-winning transgender documentary. Click title for press release.
Current Vanessa Daou "Trouble Comes" EP + trippy video. Click title for press release.
Current Madelin Zero + Rich Morel "Love the Love" remixes + video. Click title for press release.
Infamous 19th-century cross-dressing male sex workers, Ernest Boulton and Frederick William Park, aka “Stella” Boulton and “Franny” Park. (Male Sex Work and Society)
Written for brainiacs, but fascinating to us laymen just the same, Male Sex Work and Society is a collection of revealing essays and studies that explores for the first time male sex work from a rich array of perspectives and disciplines.
Leading contributors from around the world examine the field both historically and cross-culturally from fields including public health, sociology, psychology, social services, history, filmography, economics, mental health, criminal justice, geography, and migration studies, and more.
Yup, for smart folks and sexuality students, but also for those of us in the LGBT – particularly gay male – community, where we're well aware – and perhaps more accepting – of the male sex worker, from cash friendly go-go boys to discreet online entrepreneurs to Rentboy.com's Hookie Award tropy wielding escorts.
Beautifully designed and stuffed with suprising statistics and historic photos as well as artfully shot man-candy, Male Sex Work and Society is an interesting, insightful and elightening read.
The award-winning trans documentary "What's the T?", currently available exclusively on Hulu (as June 24), will be release on DVD November 18, 2014.
What "Paris is Burning" was to drag balls, "What's the T?" is to transgender life – a documentary that explores the challenges, successes and lives of five transgender women; a multi-character study and an introduction to the uninitiated.
One of the film's stars, San Francisco resident Vi Le, will appear in the forthcoming Tyra Banks docu-series, "TransAmerica"
Four of the five trans stars of “What’s the T?” live in San Francisco, where the cast and crew were prominently featured in this year’s Gay Pride Parade. See TV coverage video here. Photo from The Hulu release part the same week are here.
Internationally known New York City drag queen, actress, comedienne, columnist, and cocktail connoisseur Jeza Belle will make her publishing debut on October 7, with The Harlot’s Guide To Classy Cocktails.
Part drink recipe book, part drunken memoir, the coffee table book contains Jeza's own classy (The Dietrich) and, uh, not-so-classy (MAI Cock is TAI-ed Back) cocktail recipes along with the favorite drinks and messy memories of some of the world’s most famous drag queens, among them, Sherry Vine, Latrice Royale, and Barbie Breakout. Other queens featured include a #1 Billboard artist, reality show winners and contestants, social media sensations, rising pop stars, and a bevy of other bevvy lovers from over a dozen countries on six continents. New York’s own Lady Bunny wrote the book’s hilarious introduction.
Available September 26, First Comes Love is a new coffee table photo book that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S.
The brainchild of Philadelphia photographer Barbara Proud (aka B. Proud), the book is just one element of the “First Comes Love" Project, a traveling exhibition of photographs, stories and video interviews documenting LGBTQ couples who have been together for 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50 years. www.firstcomeslove.org