Scott Schuman just wanted to take photographs of people that he met on the streets of New York who he felt looked great.
His now-famous and much-loved blog, thesartorialist.com, is his showcase for the wonderful and varied sartorial tastes of real people across the globe. This book is a beautiful anthology of Scott?s favorite images, accompanied by his insightful commentary. It includes photographs of well-known fashion figures alongside people encountered on the street whose personal style and taste demand a closer look.
From the streets of New York to the parks of Florence, from Stockholm to Paris, from London to Moscow and Milan, these are the men and women who have inspired Scott and the many diverse and fashionable readers of his blog.
After fifteen years in the fashion business, Scott Schuman felt a growing disconnect between what he saw on the runways and in magazines, and what real people were wearing. The Sartorialist was his attempt to redress the balance. Since its beginning, the blog has become hugely admired and influential in the fashion industry and beyond. Thesartorialist.com is consistently named one of the top blogs in the world. A self-taught photographer, Schuman shoots for publications including French Vogue, American GQ, Fantastic Man and Elle, and a growing list of advertising clients.
Scott has also shown his work at the New York photo gallery The Danziger Projects and appeared in the GAP Style Icon campaign in the fall of 2008. He has been named the number one fashion photography trend byAmerican Photo magazine, as well as one of Time magazine's top 100 design influencers.
Growing up in the 1950s, Tom Bianchi would head into downtown Chicago and pick up 25-cent "physique" magazines at newsstands. In one such magazine, he found a photograph of bodybuilder Glenn Bishop on Fire Island. "Fire Island sounded exotic, perhaps a name made up by the photographer," he recalls in the preface to his latest monograph. "I had no idea it was a real place. Certainly, I had no idea then that it was a place I would one day call home." In 1970, fresh out of law school, Bianchi began traveling to New York, and was invited to spend a weekend at Fire Island Pines, where he encountered a community of gay men. Using an SX-70 Polaroid camera, Bianchi documented his friends' lives in the Pines, amassing an image archive of people, parties and private moments. These images, published here for the first time, and accompanied by Bianchi's moving memoir of the era, record the birth and development of a new culture. Soaked in sun, sex, camaraderie and reverie, "Fire Island Pines "conjures a magical bygone era.
Tom Bianchi was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1970. He became a corporate attorney, eventually working with Columbia Pictures in New York, painting and drawing on weekends. His artwork came to the attention of Betty Parsons and Carol Dreyfuss and they gave him his first one-man painting show in 1980. In 1984, he was given his first solo museum exhibition at the Spoleto Festival. After Bianchi's partner died of AIDS in 1988, he turned his focus to photography, producing "Out of the Studio," a candid portrayal of gay intimacy. Its success led to producing numerous monographs, including "On the Couch," "Deep Sex" and "In Defense of Beauty."
While most memoirs by Cuban-Americans revolve around childhood scenes in Cuba and explore the experiences of a young man, Leaving Little Havana is the first refugee memoir to focus on a Cuban girl growing up in America, rising above the obstacles and clearing a path to her dream.
Revolution uprooted six-year-old Cecilia from her comfortable middle-class Cuban home and dropped her into the low-income Miami neighborhood of Little Havana. Her philandering father all but abandoned his family to focus on his mistress and rebuilding his career, chasing the American promise of wealth and freedom from the past. Her mother spiraled into madness trying to hold the family together and get him back. Neglected and trapped, Cecilia rebelled against her conservative heritage and embraced the 1960s counter-culture, seeking love and attention anywhere she could get it. And just maybe a place of her own in America. But immigrant children either thrive or self-destruct in a new land. How will Cecilia beat the odds?
About the Author
Cecilia M. Fernandez is an independent journalist and college instructor with a passion for literature. Her work has appeared in Latina Magazine, Accent Miami, Upstairs at the Duroc: the Paris Workshop Journal, Vista Magazine, and Le Siecle de George Sand. A former reporter for The Stockton Record, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Miami television stations WPBT, WSVN, WSCV, and WLTV, Cecilia covered the state legislature, the National Democratic Convention, local and presidential elections, Operation Desert Storm, Hurricane Andrew, the drug trafficking trial of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, the rape trial of William Kennedy Smith, the Mariel boatlift, and the Miami riots among many other stories.
Cecilia earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University, an MA in English Literature from the University of Miami, and a BA in Journalism and Social Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Leaving Little Havana was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Book Contest. She lives in Weston.
Author Angel P. Valdes is proud to announce the release of his new book, Undercover Angels. Motivated by the need to include God and spirituality more in our daily lives, the author shares his own 23 years of experience as a mentor, foster parent, and as a clinician.
He presents real life stories as “works in progress” to teach foster children what good qualities to look for in the people that care for them, and what behaviors to engage in, in order to create lasting loving relationships that will have a significant impact in their futures. Great attention and detail is given to releasing anger and hurt as the most important issue that if overcome by the children, will create a pathway for love and forgiveness that will forever change their lives.
The author provides a guide for foster parents, therapists, case managers, guardians Ad Litem and anyone who is involved in working with foster care children, to introduce the use of spirituality and a belief in God and Angels as coping resources to deal with the trauma that the dismantling of their families creates. The book has as its premise that we can all be Undercover Angels to each other, and at the end we will be helping not only the children but ourselves. As we get close to the holidays, please consider giving this book of love to a foster parent or foster child. This is a tough time for foster children, and having a better understanding of their situation will go a long way in healing their wounds.
About the Author Angel Valdes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works in a private foster care agency in Miami. In his career as both an Administrator and a Clinical Supervisor, he realized that as he gathered his experiences in foster care, that the best way to learn about the needs of fosters children was for his family to become a foster family. This started as Angel began to mentor children who had little or no family around, and he came across Tony, the little boy who would live with them for over 3 years. His family took Tony in and of course as the title of the book suggests, this undercover Angel crawled into their hearts and the family crawled into his. The book is based on the everyday lessons learned with Tony and other children. It is based on the personal belief of the author that we can all be Angels to one another if we realize that love binds us, and if we look for the signs and deeds that prove this love. The children who will read this book or will have it read to them will learn that there is love in the people they will meet, and that special relationships can develop as we all develop our many talents, and share the love that God freely offers though the undercover angels he places in our lives.
Keys Latitude consists of a group of poems written in English and Spanish about life in the Florida Keys. It deals with nature, love, and sports fishing. The goal of this book is to provide a poetic view of the life of those of us who live in the Florida Keys. This book also serves as a source of inspiration and a treasure chest of memories for those who have visited here and may have had similar experiences, and for others so that they may enjoy, if only vicariously, the unique beauty of our flora and fauna that delight us here in the Keys.
Living on the Edge, a collection of passionate poems reflects a journey of love, loss, and recovery inspired by nature and history of the Florida Keys. Deborah's emotional work gives a voice to those who have experienced living on the edge of life, love, loneliness and the sea.
What does legendary political operative Roger Stone know that historians Robert Caro and Robert Dallek do not know? He knows that Lyndon B. Johnson murdered President John F. Kennedy. Combining decades of insider political knowledge with cutting edge JFK assassination research, Roger Stone lays out the case that Lyndon Johnson manipulated the situation in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and murdered Kennedy as he murdered numerous other victims along the way. LBJ was not just shooting his way into the White House, he was avoiding political ruin and prosecution and jail for corruption at the hands of the Kennedy's.
The case against LBJ has long been sitting in plain sight, and in The Man Who Killed Kennedy, you will find out all the details you weren't supposed to know: The amoral psychopath detailed in Robert Caro's earlier volumes.The mutual hatred between the Kennedy's and Lyndon Johnson.The discredited Warren Report.The early murders committed by LBJ on the path to powerThe Dallas connections; as well as LBJ's epic mental instabilities.
Political consultant, strategist, and Libertarian Roger Stone has gathered documents and used his firsthand knowledge to construct the ultimate tome to prove that LBJ was not only involved in JFK's assassination, but was in fact the mastermind.
With 2013 being the fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination, this is the perfect time for The Man Who Killed Kennedy to be available to readers. The research and information in this book is unprecedented, and as Roger Stone lived through it, he's the perfect person to bring it to everyone's attention.
About the Author
Roger Stone is not only a political consultant, strategist, and lobbyist, but is also the man who single-handedly brought down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and played a crucial role in the recount which made George W. Bush president. Stone has been involved in politics since his teenage years, worked for both the Nixon and Reagan administrations, and has played a key role in the elections of candidates in the Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian parties. A well-known voice in politics for over 40 years, Roger Stone often gives insights on behind-the-scenes political agendas on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC. Aside from politics, he’s also known for his personal style, and writes the annual “Ten Best and Worst Dressed Men and Women in the World” column for the Huffington Post. He splits his time between New York City and Miami Beach.
Temeko Richardson, the creative techie overachiever, is a senior-level consultant to C-level executives, entrepreneurs, and newly branded athletes who have an interest in growing and diversifying revenue, expanding product development, and targeting customer outreach.
An avid sports fan and marathoner, Richardson, who has been featured in multiple media outlets, also created Run Life's Course™, a program that encourages participants to deter life's and business' challenges through discipline, diligence, definition, and discernment using fitness - specifically running.
In short, Richardson has a well-rounded background in corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, motivation, philanthropy, and sports business that lends to this humorous, witty book of insightful clues you won't find in the typical boring business or management manual.
In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history.
The Civil War was the first war in history to leave a detailed photographic record, and Mathew Brady was the war's chief visual historian. Previously, the general public had never seen in such detail the bloody particulars of war--the strewn bodies of the dead, the bloated carcasses of horses, the splintered remains of trees and fortifications, the chaos and suffering on the battlefield. Brady knew better than anyone of his era the dual power of the camera to record and to excite, to stop a moment in time and to draw the viewer vividly into that moment. Few books about Brady have gone beyond being collections of the photographs attributed to him, accompanied by a biographical sketch.
MATHEW BRADY will be the biography of an American legend--a businessman, an accomplished and innovative technician, a suave promoter, a celebrated portrait artist, and, perhaps most important, a historian who chronicled America during its finest and gravest moments of the 19th century.
About the Author: Robert Wilson is the author of The Explorer King, a biography of Clarence King, the Indiana Jones of the 19th century. He is editor of The American Scholar, a former editor of Preservation, the founding literary editor of Civilization (all three of which won National Magazine Awards during his tenure), a former book editor and columnist for USA Today, and a former editor at The Washington Post Book World. He is the editor of A Certain Somewhere: Writers on the Places They Remember, a collection of essays from Preservation magazine published by Random House in 2002.
Also lecturing, is Miami Beach native Jill Enfield, world reknowned expert on historical photographic techniques including several methods used by Mathew Brady before, during and after the Civil War.
Enfield will be signing her latest book: Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques which is packed with stunning imagery, how-to recipes, techniques, and historical information on the evolution of processes.This includes instruction on the methods of making images that Mathew Brady employed before, during, and after the Civil War. Enfield will also be making a glass plate portrait of Robert Wilson to be passed around during the evening for attendees to get a sense of Brady's process.
For those interested in learning how to make wet plate collodion images themselves, Enfield will also be demoing the process that Mathew Brady employed in a private class, on Wednesday, December 11 from 10:30 – 6pm. For more information on the class, contact Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917)518-7043. As technology advances in the world of photography, a passionate crowd of professionals, students, and hobbyists is returning to the darkroom in search of a more authentic, handmade feel to their art.
Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes shows how to do just that. This guide provides the instruction to emulate the ethereal, dream-like feel of alternative processing. Whether in a darkroom using traditional chemicals, at the kitchen sink with pantry staples, or in front of the computer re-creating techniques digitally, you will learn how to add a richness and depth to your photography like never before.
•Covers alternative processing from its historical roots up through digital manipulation
•Showcases the different styles and processing methods of various artists
•Includes suggestions for vegan and vegetarian-friendly alternative processing
About the Author: Jill Enfield, one of the most experienced and respected hand-coloring artists in the United States, is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer. Enfield was selected as one of Professional Photographer Magazine's "100 Most Significant Influencers on Professional Photography 1907-2000," She has taught hand-coloring and non-silver techniques at Parsons The New School for Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York University, Long Island University, and the International Center of Photography in New York, as well as at workshops throughout the United States and Europe. To get a quick look at Enfield’s technique click here.
No Experience Necessary is Chef Norman Van
Aken's joyride of a memoir. In it he spans twenty-plus years and nearly
as many jobs including the fateful job advertisement in the local paper
for a short-order cook with no experience necessary. Long considered a
culinary renegade and a pioneering chef, Van Aken is an American
original who chopped and charred, sweated and seared his way to cooking
stardom with no formal training, but with extra helpings of energy,
creativity, and faith.
After landing on the deceptively breezy shores of
Key West, Van Aken faced hurricanes, economic downturns, and mercurial
moneymen during the decades when a restaurant could open and close
faster than you can type haute cuisine. From a graveyard shift grunt at
an all-night barbeque joint to a James Beard award finalist for best
restaurant in America, Van Aken put his trusting heart, poetic soul,
natural talent, and ever-expanding experience into every venture and
helped transform the American culinary landscape along the way.
irreverent tradition of Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, and
populated by a rogues gallery of colorful characters including movie
stars, legendary musicians, and culinary giants Julia Child, Emeril
Lagasse, and Charlie Trotter, No Experience Necessary offers a uniquely
personal, highly-entertaining under-the-tablecloth view of the
high-stakes world of American cuisine told with wit, insight, and great
affection by a natural storyteller.