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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy It., 28 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Fire Island Summers. Polaroids, 1978-1983 (Hardcover)
I have seen a lot of work by Tom Bianchi but this for me, by far, is the most interesting. The Polaroid images are beautifully reproduced and this is a wonderful pictorial account of an era long gone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Eroticised nostalgia, 17 Aug 2014
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This is a really gorgeous book. You might find it having maintained the original Polaroid format takes a little getting used to (just one or two select images are blown up) but it makes sense, and if you return to the images, you begin to find details and synergies in the layout that reward you. Bianchi's text is wistful, but also entertaining and insightful at times. The book's faults are faults of its time - the lack of faces of colour, and also the fact that the Pines' "ugly sister" Cherry Grove, is not mentioned even once! It is a document of beautiful white men and their sense of privilege, but then it was all taken away from them in a devastating manner...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Polaroid photos of Fire Island in the 1970's, 23 July 2014
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This is such a Retro Book, you wish you could turn back time to the carefree 70's, with page after page of Polaroid photos, A talent lost on the digital age. It'll want to make you visit this place for yourself. If only all these Guys knew what was going to happen in the 80's maybe they might have had safe sex and more would be around to see this stunning book. However, if you like Guys in Speedos then this is the book for you.
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Fire Island Summers. Polaroids, 1978-1983
Fire Island Summers. Polaroids, 1978-1983 by Tom Bianchi (Hardcover - 1 Jun 2013)
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