Shooting Sex is not about photographing carnal mischief (though there is some of that), but is instead a revealing look into the life and times and mind of one of our generation's most fascinating photographers. At 13 x 11" it is a huge and polished production packed with electrifying imagery from throughout Clarke's career. It includes numerous personal shots from behind-the-scenes of his most notorious career. But as awesome as this is, it is Clarke's writing that is so thoroughly engaging. It is utterly revealing and written in his own personal, provocative, and candid manner. Far from being a dry expose on the life and times of a one who's shot a few celebrities in the nude, this is one of the most interesting forays into the psyche of a modern artist ever published. Shooting Sex is a more than a printed archive of a photographer's life work, it's an autobiographical, picture-saturated, first-hand artistic manifesto.