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Tom Kelley Jr. & Scott Caan present and sign Tom Kelley's Studio & Vanity: Photographs by Scott Caan

Tom Kelley’s Studio brings Kelley’s stunning unseen nude photography. In 1948, celebrity photographer Tom Kelley took a photograph of an out of work actress; a nude posed with arm outstretched against a scarlet background. That actress was Marilyn Monroe. A few years later, this photo became Playboy's first ever centrefold in its inaugural issue in 1953. Kelley's photograph has become one of the most viewed nudes in history and, as Norman Mailer wrote, is 'breathtakingly beautiful'. This is just one photo from a vast, unseen archive of Kelley's visionary colour nude photography of the 1940s-60s. This exquisite volume offers a complete first look at this sumptuous nude photography. (Reel Art Press)

Over the past decade, actor Scott Caan has quietly garnered a reputation as an outstanding photographer. This exceptional volume is a celebration of his most recent work. Shooting with a photojournalist's eye, Caan captures moments that have a quiet honesty to them and a documentary feel. Caan's images also have a unique insight into life as a celebrity - such as the book's cover image; taken from the top of the red carpet at Cannes (where no photographer has ever been allowed) looking back at the hive of paparazzi below. The title of the book is another subtle nod to his fame. Countering claims that he is simply indulging in "a vanity project," Caan has reclaimed the word in full force with this exquisite demonstration of his talent. "To me, Vanity was the perfect title. Photography is the one thing I can do where I don t have to answer to anybody. ... In a sense, it is my selfish way of saying; 'these are the photographs that I like.'" (Reel Art Press)

ISBN: 9781909526167
Price: $49.95

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