This proves to be a unique look into the art of a all together cloudy subject, for most, performance art at it's most dedicated- The beauty in brutal images of Charles Gatewood. David Aaron Clark has supplied very lush and meditative erotic text to supplement the photos, and together they create a sort of poetry beyond the "taboo" nature of the subject matter.
It's a great book because it is both beautiful and decadent, and never as "shocking" as it is intensely, profoundly human. Another score for these talented artists. You cannot deny the truth of this book.
Photographer: Charles Gatewood
Collaborator: David Aaron Clark
Publisher: Last Gasp Books
Page Count: 48pp
Size: 9 x 12
Notes: paperback, full color
Date of Publication: November 28, 1997