The #TASCHENpodcast featuring Steve McCurry, John Waters, Tom of Finland, and Andy Warhol
With special guest John Waters
This episode of the #TASCHENpodcast is all about testing the boundaries, taking risks, and creating extraordinary images in precarious, sometimes life-threatening, circumstance.
With the release of the new Tom of Finland biopic, we speak with TASCHEN’s Dian Hanson and director, actor, comedian, and life-long Tom fan John Waters to discuss Touko Laaksonen’s proud, joyful, hyper-masculine homo-erotica and its transformative influence on gay culture.
Vito Giallo, former Personal Assistant to Andy Warhol, shares his memories of working with Warhol on the cusp of art fame, and the intricate practice behind his witty, cheeky, irresistible Illustrated Books from the 1950s, now reprinted by TASCHEN.
Finally, Magnum-photographer Steve McCurry describes his first, hair-raising crossing into Afghanistan in 1979 and his subsequent travels across the country, seeking out every-day humanity, even in the most extreme landscapes and war-torn locations.