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June 06, 2008

New photobook by Amy Arbus, "The Fourth Wall"

So for all those Broadway show tune queens fan out there interested in art photography, MAO has got the most amazing book for you! The Fourth Wall by Amy Arbus.


For those photo-clueless readers out there in blog land, Amy Arbus is the daughter of photography legend Diane Arbus. 


Allen_cummings_amy_Arbus An accomplished photographer in her own right, Amy has produced several thought provoking books, but this time she’s been working for the last few years taking intimate and revealing portraits of several Broadway stars.  The stars are all photographed off the Broadway stage, but many still in full costume and make-up.  

Amy has completed a remarkably insightful portfolio, by taking the actor out of their associated stage set context, and frequently photographing them in empty hall ways, and sometimes in the wacky personal surroundings of their small disheveled very un-glamorous dressing rooms. We loved so many of these portraits, and the book is totally wonderful.


(Photo, by Amy Arbus, photo of Allen Cumming in Cabaret., cover of the book)


It is MAO’s projection, that The Fourth Wall by Amy Arbus is going to be one of the most sought after photo books this year, and clearly a must have for any photography book obsessed collector.


Lastly… we apologize for the lack of new posts the last few weeks.. Typepad.com has irresponsibly rolled out a new shit version of their editor and it’s a total buggy piece of crap. Their spell checker doesn’t work, and we’ve lost several complete posts. It’s a total pain in the ass!!


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Oh, sure, blame "Typepad". I've been receiving texts from people spotting you shirtless at the Central Park Roller Skating rink. It's summer, we understand: http://www.cpdsa.org/modules.php?name=S_pics&file=display&folder_id=2000&img_id=29

Hi Michael,

Thank you for the note. Our engineering team have reworked
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We're also working on the slowness that some users are
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We apologize for the problems you're seeing and thank you
for your patience while we work on these issues. We've
moved your next billing date from June 8 to the 23rd as
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I just ordered this book too. I loved her street portraits and can't wait to see this one.

Taking photos of actors at the backstage, very original !

Since when has MAO used a spell checker?

Very original work. Even if you don't know it is a broadway actor, the dressing room and make up on the man make it evident, and you get to see a different side of someone who you may feel is better off than yourself, but still enjoys the same vices as everyone else. It has a bit of a creepy pee-wee herman feel, which makes it 10x more interesting!

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