Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.
Susan Vreeland has been rather prolific since “Girl in Hyacinth Blue” became her first art-related novel in 1999, publishing five more books. Four of her novels have been New York Times Best Sellers. Currently, she is well into writing a novel about painters Chagall and Cézanne.
I like being photographed and have been in that spot many times. I like being in movies. I also like the relationship between photographer and subject. A bond, even momentarily holds them together for as long as the image exists and perhaps further.
I’ve seen how the industry works and been able to watch it grow. In recent years, more African fashion magazines and blogs have sprouted up, and fashion weeks flourished. The interest in African fashion just keeps getting bigger and it’s crossing over now, so it seemed to me it was time for a definitive book on the subject.
Working from a cozy office in her sprawling Central Park West home, Marta Hallett has established Glitterati Incorporated as one of the leading boutique illustrated book publishers in the country, providing a sophisticated mix of stylish titles, which enjoy a vibrant life outside the crumbling book industry.
The latest generation of Americans may one day hold the record for being the most conservative, smug and ignorant group of consumers in the history of this country—at least since the one my parents belonged to.
The expressiveness of her left hand in counterpoint to the closed right hand of the makeup-artist whose thin brush hesitates millimeters from Monica’s left eye, highlights the brilliance of her eyes that burn through and beyond everything within reach.
Today most Americans are still unwilling to recognize the existence of pubic hair. Hence the proliferation of hair removal salons that help to turn the naked human (usually female) body into the nude.