Thursday, February 15, 2007

Howard Roffman
Texas Twins - The Story of Morgan & Nash

Howard Roffman follows a very simple rule for his photos – never place strangers next to each other to get an attractive image because in the end it will be a superficial one. All of the protagonists in the dozen photo books that make up his published oeuvre have a deep emotional relationship. It is exactly these emotional imponderabilities that give Roffman’s photos the mysteriously intimate accent that make them so unique.

Following up to “the Boys of Bel Ami”, Howard Roffman is back with his newest work “Texas Twins”. Clear the stage for the sweet twin boys Nash and Morgan! Roffman allows us a moving look behind the curtain into the close relationship of the two brothers. One is a young James Dean – macho and masculine; the other is more emotional and sensual. These are photographs full of joy and affection, as well as artful instances of melancholy. In this book Roffman again shows his sure sense for quiet moments.

After countless successes with his books and exhibitions, Howard Roffman has quickly become one of the most important photographers of homoerotic art. He lives in sunny California but has won fans the world over.

Photobook, hardcover, 96 pages, 19 x 20 cm, 7.5 x 7.75 inch