Review: dr.a.g. by Christopher Logan ( a photographic journey)

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Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5

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“It’s amazing what a man can accomplish when he’s wearing the right dress.”

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Love Drag Queens?  Find the diversity found among today’s drag performers wildly intriguing as  well as fascinating?  Here is the perfect book for you!

Christopher Logan reveals the many faces of drag in this marvelous photography collection. From well known drag performs such as the fabulous Sherry Vine, Coco Peru, Miss Bunny to the newer queens made famous by RuPaul’s Drag Race, Tyra Sanchez, Latrice Royale, and Tammi Brown, each drag queen reveals what fabulous means to them!

“Drag has become a diverse form of expression that challenges, entertains, and educates by pushing boundaries, while embracing beauty, comedy and glamour. The performers in this book are evidence of that diversity, captured by some of the top photographers working in today’s world.”

What I loved about this book, along with its incredible photography?  Its inclusion of the entire spectrum of drag performers. Old school and new, iconic and those hoping to make it, bald and beards, famous movie stars and space aliens, its all there and irresistible.  Just taking a look at the many movie star guises of Chad Michaels as Cher next to Sal-E is shocking and shockingly beautiful at the same time.  Even the forward is breezy, easy, and informative…

In the early days of theatre, male actors played both the male and female roles.  They were either dr.a.g (dressed as girl) or dr.a.b (dressed as boy).

You’ve come a long way, Baby!

 

Quotations are interspersed along the pages of drag queen beauties by a number of photographers.  “Imitation is the highest form of flattery” “Clothes may not make the man, but they definitely make the woman”.  Clever bonmots, then a number of fantastic layouts, from location shoots to studio work.  It’s hard to put down once you start turning the pages.

What did I want more of?  Biographical information on each person as well as the photographers that captured them so beautifully.  That would have made this perfect!  As it is that perfection comes close.

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The book ‘dr.a.g.’, for dressed as girl is a photographic celebration of the top drag queens from around the globe, shot by fashion and celeb photographers. From New York drag icons Lady Bunny and Joey Arias, Vegas headliners Mr. Kenneth Blake and Frank Marino, and cast from multiple seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race, dr.a.g. shows the spirit and passion of drag, and inspires with it’s images.
Book Notes:dr.a.g. is an 11 x 11 inch, 180 page book of high quality color photography. Tthe printed book has rich color and lush visual impact.

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“Drag isn’t what you wear or who you are…it’s how you wear who you are…”

Get Down and Sexy with Sean Michael and his “Blue Collar”Men! (contest)

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Time To Get Down and Sexy with Sean Michael on

the Blue Collar Book Blast!

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Author Name: Sean Michael
Cover Artist: Trace Edward Zaber
Publisher: Amber Quill Press

Sales Links:  Amber Quill Press

Author Bio:

Often referred to as “Space Cowboy” and “Gangsta of Love” while still striving for the moniker of “Maurice,” Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the kama sutra by channeling the long lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to “Chicago”.

A long-time writer of complicated haiku, currently Sean is attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate spinning and soap carving sex toys.

Barring any of that? He’ll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark.

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Blurb:

Kendall Webber is deep in the closet. Between working in a garage, having been in the army and a fundamentalist preacher step-father who sent him to summer camps to make him straight, he’s learned to hide his sexuality from absolutely everyone.

Still, when Barton Willis the Third roars into the garage with his Mustang, Kendall can’t help but look, just a little. When Barton not only looks back but invites him in, Kendall’s whole world is turned upside down.

Can Barton help Kendall let go of the past and the attitudes he’s had, literally, beaten into him?

Excerpt:

“Are you wanting factory original or an upgrade to a catback?”

One dark eyebrow rose. “Which’ll make it run better?”

“Well, it depends. The cats give a great sound, but the Borlas? They’re loud and I love the look from the rear. It’s a matter of money and taste and sound.”

Kendall headed to the office, rambling on about all the different types and prices and options.

“I like a good-looking rear,” the guy told him when he’d done talking.

“Then you might consider the Borlas. It’s a little pricey, but fine. This is my boss, Pete. He’ll hook you up.”

“Oh, I’d rather you hook me up.”

Was that as suggestive as it sounded?

“I… Okay. Okay, I can help.” He’d done a few custom orders, but Pete would have to approve everything.

The man held out his hand. “Barton Willis, the Third.”

“Kendall. Pleased.” He held out his hand, then pulled it back. He was a grease monkey after all. “I’ve been working, man.”

“I imagine I can wash my hands.”

“Yeah, I tell myself that a lot, but the grime’s pretty deep.” He was not flirting. Not.

“Nothing wrong with a dirty boy.”

 

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BadgeBlueCollarTour Dates: 8/4/14

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