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Gorman, Greg. AS I SEE IT. New York City, NY: PowerHouse Books, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. Fine.

Landmark collection of male nudes. Now considered a contemporary erotic photography classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Published simultaneously with the Deluxe Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Second Edition, which was released in 2004. The First Edition is now rare. A handsome production by Greg Gorman and Daniel Power: Dark-brown ribbed cloth boards with titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Model/rock musician Abdias Marin (with long hair) photographic reproduction pasted in front. Photographs and Introduction by Greg Gorman. Preface by Sir Elton John, the world's single largest private collector of erotic and art photography. Afterword by John Hurt. Acknowledgments, Biography, and List of Exhibitions appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the photographer's "summing-up" collection on the male nude, his single greatest passion. Almost all of the portraits are full-frontal and include such celebrities as Christopher Atkins, Alexis Arquette, Nicholas Gonzalez, Josh Duhamel, Aaron Long, Tony Ward, Jack Welsh, and Jeff Clark, among so many others. Also has the now-celebrated suite of photographs featuring the shy but well-endowed model Speedy. Greg Gorman has said that what he wanted to capture permanently in pictures is not the muscular, beefy type, but someone with a lean, supple, and clean-shaven body, regardless of his age. Most of the men in this collection are in their twenties, but someone like Christopher Atkins is in his forties yet still has the "Blue Lagoon" good looks and physique that catapulted him to international stardom. For Gorman, the lean, sinewy man is the epitome of everything that makes the male specimen simply irresistible. By his own admission, Greg Gorman considers this to be his best collection thus far. A "must-have" title for Greg Gorman collectors. This presentation copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated (in the year of publication), and inscribed in black fountain pen on the half-title page by the photographer: "Great to see you. Thanks for all your support. All my best, Greg Gorman 2000". The recipient is named, and is unmistakably known personally by Gorman. This title has been out-of-print as a First Edition for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition (number line ending in 1) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Its value has increased significantly, and the book is well on its way to joining Bruce Weber's "Bear Pond" as among the most collected late-20th century male-nude photography books. Beware: Most copies available online, especially those "shrink-wrapped" ones, are Second Printings, and do not have the same collectible value at all. You always get what you pay for. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. 212 tritone plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GREG GORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1576870863. $500.00

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