Charles Gatewood Fetish Photography Books


Last Gasp is pleased to announce the October 1997 publication of TRUE BLOOD, a deluxe new book exploring contemporary blood rituals, with photographs by Charles Gatewood and text by David Aaron Clark.

With incisive prose and startling photographs, TRUE BLOOD takes the viewer deep into the forbidden worlds of pagan blood ceremonies, real life vampires, and extreme body modification.

Charles Gatewood's remarkable photographs of the Modern Primitive movement have won wide acclaim. In his previous books like FORBIDDEN PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOGRAPHS: THE BODY AND BEYOND and PRIMITIVES, Gatewood has systematically and fearlessly documented the outer limits of contemporary body art and body play.

Charles Gatewood's True Blood

David Aaron Clark is a journalist, fiction writer, musician and performer. His novels include THE WET FOREVER, SISTER RADIANCE, JULIETTE: VENGEANCE ON THE LORD and INTO THE BLACK, and he co-edited the anthology RITUAL SEX. His band, False Virgins, has recorded two albums, and his own blood-sex performances are recorded on the video Bleeding Heart.

TRUE BLOOD also contains an introduction by vampire poet Danielle Willis, and a scholarly afterword by Dr. Daniel Lapin, author of THE VAMPIRE, DRACULA AND INCEST.

"Charles Gatewood's TRUE BLOOD is rather graphic and gory stuff, fraught with shock value. It's also one of the most gorgeous, lush, and exotic coffee table books you're likely to find."
-  Exotica Magazine

"TRUE BLOOD is one of the most extraordinary works of art I've seen in years."
-  Tokyo Photoworks

"Many of the portraits in TRUE BLOOD have the confrontative intensity and depth that have always formed the heart of Gatewood's effective portraiture...Its exceptional achievement is being able to convey, with mere words and photos on the printed page, something of the essential transformation possible from engaging the pulsating force of life with full heart, body and spirit."
-  The Spectator

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