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5.0 out of 5 stars glamorous and seductive . . . !, 12 Dec. 2012
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M. Bridgeman "Silverscreen" (exeter devon U.K.) - See all my reviews
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Once again, Korero books are to be congratulated on putting together a wonderful book of photographs by Gayla Partridge. I did buy this after reading the single other review and the small selection of images that accompanied the description etc on Amazon. I wasn't quite sure what to expect - but was I pleased!? Definitely! Each image has mostly a full page or in a few cases a half or quarter page.
Here we have a wide range of glamour photos that hark back to the heydays of Hollywood, Vogue, the Roaring 20s, the 30s, 40s and 50s, Burlesque, Religious allegories, Mexican Day of the Dead, Victoriana, sepia, back and white, subdued colours, vibrant colours, a whole plethora of styles, some risque, some alluring, some teasing but all in all, an instantly recognisable style. (I like the fact that one is a tribute to Mark Ryden, and at first thought another to Ray Caesar, but was wrong on that count!)There is a good introduction by Gentry Lane, too.
At the back of the book is an index of all the images, with who the model is etc. A nice addition to the overall look of the volume. (666 is apparently the name that Gayla Partridge has given her studio)
The book itself: Beautifully bound and with some attractive end-papers; Korero books do seem to take as much care with their presentation as with the content.
A worthy addition to my ever-burgeoning bookshelves!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pans Pipes Play the Tune of 666, 10 Nov. 2010
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Dr. Delvis Memphistopheles "FIST" (London) - See all my reviews
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A world beyond the usual, mundane, familiar pictures of women gazing into the camera promising a night of adobe passion. The minute attention to detail sets these portraits way above anything else you are ever likely to see in the mass consumptive worlds of greed. The lighting, costumes, props, colours, imagery and most of all the everyday flawless beauty of the women enticed to look deeply into the camera just exude a vast sheen of joyful allure wrapped in an incandescent light of breezing bliss. The type of women who create tail backs when they cross roads to buy a pineapple.

The photos however have ensnared an essence, in painstaking minute detail that leaps out the plates,as the viewers gaze peruses the detailed fascinating imagery. It portrays whole other worlds of sensuality, carnality, power and temptation.

The pictures harken back to the movie still days of the great women of yesteryear; Rita Hayworth, Marylin Monroe, Louise Brooks, Ava Gardner, Jean Simmons, Barbara Stanwick along with Vargas and Elvegren brought up to date with a post modern feminist twist and twizzle bringing them out of vintage wardrobes into a 21stC and beyond sensibility. Sexual without the remotest descent into porn.

The rationale for this type of artistic work, for me at least, apart from gazing at beauty, is its ability to convey a sensual dreamworld. A form of soul poetry where the images convey something beyond words. I can imagine a 14 year old version would have found other more direct interests in the imagery but a later version sees a certain nobility within the glamorous presentation, an evocation of other worlds; glam, anti authoritarian, noble sensual and most of all....fun.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection of Camp-Kitsch, 25 Aug. 2014
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The photos in this book are kitsch, camp and fun. Beautiful and diverse models are posed amongst fantastical settings, lit as if on the set of a golden age hollywood set and draped in the colour and texture.
The themes range from vaudevillian, knights, victorians, burlesque and much besides. There are so many images to marvel over too and in a variety of poses. I really enjoy this book as has everyone I've shared it with.
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