BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- What do stars Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) have in common? They all make an appearance with over 100 other celebrities, athletes, and top models in About Face, a stunning limited-edition book of portraits by top celebrity photographer John Russo, scheduled for a February 2010 release by Pixie Press Worldwide.
"There's a bold, direct honesty to Russo's Portraits." - Greg Gorman
The 160-pages of black and white photographs shot with the soon-to-be-extinct Type 55 Polaroid film captures the intensity of the male subjects. The book has already grabbed the attention of editors familiar with Russo's ambitious project. As Metro Magazine remarks in their advance praise for About Face, "Over the course of [About Face] a conversation between the words and images emerges; the result is a book about aesthetics that is surprisingly thought-provoking."
According to Publisher Jordana Woodland Goguen, when Pixie Press Worldwide heard that celebrity photographer John Russo was shooting a series of portraits with Type 55 Polaroid film, she was intrigued. "When Russo showed us the first prints, we were struck by their bold simplistic beauty and our About Face collaboration began," explains Goguen. The creative mission was to record the raw beauty, intrigue, and power of the male face. The photographs in the book prove that their mission was accomplished. Although Type 55 film is gone forever, it will live on through the timeless images in the book.
About Face is cloth bound, 160 pages, 10.25 x 12.50 inches, and signed, with a limited-edition of 1500 copies.
Pixie Press Worldwide - About Face is the first book published by Pixie Press Worldwide. Established in 2009, Pixie Press Worldwide is dedicated to publishing unique photography and coffee table books that emphasize beauty, innovation, and inspiration. Each collector's-edition book published by Pixie Press Worldwide will have a limited production run with a portion of the proceeds given to charities that assist women and children in need. To find out more, please visit www.PixiePressWorldwide.com
SOURCE Pixie Press Worldwide