Fashion In The Fast Lane

Uncensored and provocative shots of models and artists

A decade after his sizzling debut A Private View, Sante D’Orazio returns with a second volume of photo-diary-scrapbook, covering 1997 to 2008. Uncensored and provocative, D’Orazio’s shots are mounted in collage-style entries framed with candid, handwritten observations. All-night parties and day-long photo sessions provide the light and shade of D’Orazio’s jetset lifestyle—celebrities, models, musicians, actors and artists all feature, in various states of dress and undress. Included here are Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Diane Kruger, Tricia Helfer, Stephanie Seymour, Liz Hurley, Jay-Z, Mickey Rourke, Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Pam Anderson, Keith Richards, Axl Rose, Damien Hirst, Julian Schnabel and many more. Informal images contrast with posed shots, color with black and white, and outtakes are shown along published photos from the likes of Playboy and Interview. With a keen eye, this New York-based photographer creates a dynamic tableau of moods and styles. Access to this demi-monde is rare; capturing its essence in words and pictures, rarer still. Sante D’Orazio succeeds on both counts.
The photographer:
Sante D'Orazio (b. 1956) is an internationally renowned photographer whose advertising campaign clients include Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, Revlon, and L'Oreal, and whose editorial fashion shoots have featured in Vogue, Esquire, Town & Country, Max, Interview and Vanity Fair. His previous books include A Private View (1998), Sante D'Orazio: Photographs (2000), and Gianni and Donatella (2007).

The author:
Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) is a painter, photographer and graphic artist, and one of the founders of Pop Art. Known for his landscapes with superimposed slogans and "word paintings," Ruscha has had many international retrospectives, and represented the USA at the 2005 Venice Biennale. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Sante D'Orazio. Barely Private

Sante D'Orazio. Barely Private

Sante D'Orazio,
Flexicover, 7.2 x 9.4 in., 300 pages
$ 39.99

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  • Reviews
"Sante D'Orazio's newest book, Barely Private, is exactly what the title would suggest, an uncensored and raw look at the fashion industry...Barely Private is a feast for the eyes and a rare look into a world most of us can only imagine."
— SOMA Magazine, San Francisco, United States
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