Kings in Their Castles: Photographs of Queer Men at Home (Hardcover)
Kings in Their Castles, a collective portrait of the gay urban community in America, offers a personal view of some of our leading artists, writers, filmmakers, composers, musicians, and designers. Among the celebrities Atwood photographs in their playful, revealing homes are Edward Albee, Todd Oldham, John Waters, Ross Bleckner, Joel Schumacher, Junior Vasquez, Michael Cunningham, Simon Doonan, Andrew Solomon, Ned Rorem, James Dale, David Del Tredici, Tommy Tune, John Ashbery, Edmund White, and John Bartlett. Atwood also documents the bohemians, beatniks, mavericks, and iconoclasts, an urban community that is slowly disappearing. Capturing whimsical, intimate moments of daily life and portraying the complexity and diversity of this loosely linked society, Atwood reveals some of the most intriguing characters and homes in gay America. These beautiful fine art prints—shifting between the pictorial and the theatrical—become both a witness and a celebration.
Photographer of Year, Worldwide Photo Gala Awards
About the Author
Tom Atwood is an award-winning photographer based in Los Angeles. Atwood s work has been featured in dozens of publications; exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami; and has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the George Eastman House, and the International Museum of Photography and Film.
Refreshing clarity and modesty.”New Yorker
Like a modern-day Gainsborough, [Atwood] allows the details of an environment to illuminate and suggest things about the personality inhabiting it. Along the way, he’s become privy to the weird and wonderful cribs of many of today’s most intriguing gay personalities.”Genre
Marvelous photographs that capture our idiosyncrasies and obsessions.”Tony Kushner