PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK, “X” BY CHARLES MORIARTY

A new limited edition photography book, “X”, from Charles Moriarty that captures the last decade of his work photographing men. Available to pre-order now through Kickstarter, publishing November 25th 2020.

The book brings to light a deeply intimate collection of over 100 seen and unseen images following Moriarty’s own personal journey into the gay male gaze.

Photographer Charles Moriarty, who shot the iconic cover for Winehouse’s debut Frank, and released his debut book ‘Before Frank’ in 2017, unveils a very different, unique and personal archive.

These photographs taken in mere fractures of seconds, represent so much of my life, and many of the men that have inhabited it. The subjects are queer, straight, artists, models, friends, family, and loves, depictions of masculinity, the beauty of the male form in many of its diverse presentations.

This litho printed hardcover coffee table book is 204 pages and features an introduction by the artist Moriarty, along with an afterword by author and senior lecturer in film from the University of Liverpool Gary Needham.

“it comes as no surprise that the work of Charles Moriarty collected here acknowledges the enduring power of photography to index our histories and desires through acts of artistic disclosure and acknowledgement”

Gary Needham, Senior lecturer in film at the University of Liverpool
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Price £35 / 204 pages

“X’ is a striking collection of work that embodies the artists journey as much with himself as his subjects, many who he revisits over years in the search of a lasting dialogue.

‘X’ , a limited edition (1,000) publication is currently available for pre-order,
www.kickstarter.com/projects/charlesmoriarty/x-0

About Charles Moriarty

Charles Moriarty is from Dublin, but moved to London at the age of 18. In 2003, he started working as a photographer in the music industry and on the London social scene. He has worked with Amy Winehouse, Hercules and Love affair, the TATE, BFC, USB, VICE, DIESEL, Damon Albarn, 1814 magazine, Flaunt magazine, High Snobiety, METRO and many more. Charles was also the stills department manager for Lucas Film’s ‘Star Wars episode VII, The Force Awakens’. In 2017 he self-published his first book, Before Frank, revealing for the first time many of his unpublished photographs of Amy Winehouse. In 2018 the book was republished by Octopus Publishing, under the new title, Back to Amy. His work is part of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery. Charles continues to shoot, specialising in advertising, editorial, portraiture and live performance photography.

About Gary Needham

Gary Needham is senior lecturer in film at the University of Liverpool where he teaches queer film. His research is on research is on Andy Warhol, Queer and American cinema and art. Some of his publications include Brokeback Mountain (2010), Queer TV (2009) and Warhol in Ten Takes (2010) and the forthcoming Sex, Guys, and Videotape on gay independent filmmaking in the US.

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