Why Drag? Because drag is limitless. Anything is possible and excepted as long as it provokes reaction.'--Darienne Lake, Rochester, New York'Why drag? Because I like to wear pantyhose.'--Tammie Brown, Los AngelesFor over a decade, British photographer Magnus Hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerising collection, in which the queens strut their stuff in gorgeous full-colour photographs and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophising. Hastings' subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and his photographs range from the divine to the trashy. Featuring the likes of Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act, this collection is a bold, bright, and beautiful celebration of drag as an art form and an exhilarating exploration of what drag means to its greatest artists.
Magnus Hastings is a British photographer based in Los Angeles and London whose work has been published by magazines such as GQ, Glamour, Us Weekly, Cosmopolitan, People, You, Attitude, Total Film, The Observer, The London Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and Blue,/i>. He has photographed celebrities in both the music and acting worlds, and has a following in the cabaret circuit, photographing the best of the genre. He has had several solo exhibitions in the UK as well as participating in an international travelling group show with his panoramic portrait series of Soho and Shoreditch personalities. His work is also featured prominently various books, including Kissed, Shoreditch Unbound and D.R.A.G.
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full-colour and b/w photographs throughout, jacketed