With the publication of his seminal 1977 book,White Trash, Christopher Makos burst on to the photography scene and made a name for himself as the first photographer to record the convergence of the "uptown" and "downtown" worlds, as Debbie Harry fondly remembers.
This raw, beautiful volume chronicled the punk scene as it came of age on the street of New York. Interspersed in the mix are portraits of boldface names, including Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Tennessee Williams, Halston, John Paul Getty III, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Tom Verlaine, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Zandra Rhodes, Divine, Lance Loud, and Marilyn Chambers, among others.
Over the years, the book became a cult classic, selling for up to $500 on Amazon. The book features twenty-five new photographs in a new hardcover format, with essays by Andrew Crispo and Peter Wise.
While the first book was a throwaway (first printing copies—paperback—sell now for $50 and up to $500 on Amazon), this version, produced some forty years later, is being presented as an art book, as it is now clear that the original is an ant publication with "weight" in the world of pop culture photography.
About the Author:
Christopher Makos is a world-renowned photographer. He is best known for his work in portraiture and has exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. He was an apprentice with photographer Man Ray in Paris and collaborated with Andy Warhol. Some of his previous books include Exhibitionism, a collaboration on studies of the male nude with Calvin Klein; Equipose, unique portraiture of horses (Glitterati, 2005); and Warhol In Context, which visually chronicles his unique access to this major artist during the '70s, '80s, and '90s.