Awkward family portraits can be scarier than chainsaw-wielding killers and tainted candy — especially if your family goes all out for Halloween. From Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, the masterminds behind Awkward Family Photos, comes a holiday edition that will keep you laughing and cringing for the rest of the year. Check out a few ghoulish selections here!
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One of the most popular books of the Holiday season was Underwater Dogs, the brilliant photo book by Seth Casteel that captured submerged dogs looking primal, ferocious, adorable, or downright weird in their watery surroundings. It changed the way we looked at our pets. Now, like a lot of fashion photographers, Casteel will move on to younger, cuter models. Underwater Puppies will come paddling your way in 2014 and will feature “man’s best friends at their most playful and exuberant,” according to a press release.
Coming sooner is Underwater Doggies (Sept. 2013), a version for children, which pairs new and favorite Casteel photos with rhyming verse.
Are you already putting Underwater Puppies on your wish list?
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Audrey Khuner and Carolyn Newman, the visionaries who brought you Hot Guys and Baby Animals last year have come back with another sexy-adorable (sexdorable?) photo collection, this time starring fuzzy little birds and sometimes-fuzzy men in Hot Guys and Cute Chicks (Feb. 5). Take an early peek at some befeathered and pectacular man-bird duos.
If your favorite member of the Queer Eye cast was the dapper, comparatively mellow interior designer Thom Filicia, you’re not alone. Tina Fey has written a foreword to Filicia’s new book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat (out today), in a way only Fey can. The book contains more than 300 lush photos of Filicia’s rustic and tasteful rooms and chronicles his renovation of a classic upstate New York fixer-upper. Check out Fey’s ode to the sweetest member of the Fab Five, found in the beginning of American Beauty. READ FULL STORY
When you throw a tennis ball into the swimming pool for your dog to fetch, you never get to see what your dog is up to below the surface. In Underwater Dogs (out today), a book of 89 portraits of diving canines, photographer Seth Casteel has captured the “chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents.”
Not all of these photos are cute. Some of the submerged models are hardly recognizable as dogs — they look like predatory sea monsters, and some are almost dinosaur-like. But the gorgeous, energetic snapshots are special in that they capture our pets in a primal state we rarely get to see.
Take a peek at ten water-loving breeds from Underwater Dogs!
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Every gay adult has those photos — the ones from childhood you never want your relatives to dig up. A charming and inspiring new book, Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay, shines a light on those photos and celebrates what they signify. In the book, more than 100 adults think back to the time they knew they were gay. For most of them, the notion came to them early in childhood or adolescence — and there’s photo evidence to prove it!
The photos can be funny, cute, or awkward, but they all emphasize that being gay is not a choice. A personal example: In pretty much all photos of me from ages five to seven, I’m standing with my ankles crossed, hands firmly on my waist, chin down, and looking up seductively. I just instinctively knew that pose would make me look amazing.
Click through for photos and testimonials from Born This Way!
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What is it that makes tiny food so appealing? Is it because it makes you feel like a giant-sized person eating normal-sized food?
Whatever the reason, Tiny Food Party! (Oct. 9) by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park serves up a visual feast of bite-size recipes for miniature meals that stray a bit from run-of-the-mill hors d’oeuvres: the book includes instructions on how to make micro-shepherd’s pies, Vietnamese sandwiches, and something too wonderful to be real called Itty-Bitty Candied Bacon Churros. Click through to ogle some of the coolest creations — even though it’s not quite as fun as eating them.
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Pretty much across the board, it’s human nature to love animal photos and Betty White. White, a noted animal rights activist, describes herself as a “lifelong card-carrying zoo groupie.” She documents her encounters with giraffes, snakes, elephants, apes, koalas, and more in her new book Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo. (Sept. 4). Click through for pictures of White and her furry, scaly, and feathered buddies.
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Coming September, a lavishly photographed companion book will keep Game of Thrones fans warm throughout the long winter of the series’ hiatus. Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones, by show writer Bryan Cogman, contains plenty of extras: character profiles, on-set photography, maps, family trees, and interviews with cast and crew members. We have a sneak peek at the book’s preface by George R.R. Martin, the author of the TV show’s inspiration series A Song of Ice and Fire; plus, the opening pages of the chapter on Daenerys. Take a closer look at EW’s full exclusive here.
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