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Burning Angel Hardcover – May 15, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Goliath Books; Mul edition (May 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3936709327
  • ISBN-13: 978-3936709322
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 5.7 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,633,681 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BurningAngel is an independent website that celebrates the intersection of sex and rock n' roll, offering punk-inspired erotic photos and hardcore videos alongside album reviews and revealing interviews with indie, punk and hardcore bands.<br /><br />The Lovely Brenda (Brenda Staudenmaier) is a New York City-based photographer. Originally from Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Brenda at the age of 22 left her small-town American life for the action and excitement of New York, where she could actively pursue her passion: photography. Her work is acclaimed for her ability to beautify the raw, brutal and authentic aspects of her subjects. Brenda's photography mirrors her vibrant, vivacious and playful demeanor, trading the industry's white backdrops for the colorful, organic set design of New York City.

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Meet the hottest, naughtiest punk rock girls of the legendary cult community BurningAngel celebrating the vibrant urban sub-cultural lifestyle of glam, graffiti, tattoos and ultimate sexiness. These Alterna-Babes will rock and seduce you over and over again!

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Kramer Bussel VINE VOICE on July 2, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Suds, stockings, panties, roller skates, a bra tug or war, and some of your favorite porn stars like Joanna Angel and Dana Dearmond are just some of the delights that await you in much-admired photographer Brenda Staudenmaier's debut book. While most of the models have the trademarke Buring Angel punk tattoo look, some complete with a snarl, there are also some very cute, but still sexy, shots - fellating a curling iron, licking a happy face lollipop, baring everything against a graffiti-covered wall or on a rooftop with New York City as the backdrop.

The range of photos and types of models is remarkable, and while they certainly have things in common, Staudenmaier seeks out each girl's special charm, whether a look or a body part or a pose or setting. These photos are vibrant, daring, bold and sexy, without ever resorting to clichés. There are girls with guns and girls in latex. There are lots of very cute pairs of underwear. I'm partial to one stunning redhead and many of the two-girl sets. All of these photos, taken for the site Burning Angel, are very direct; though posed, they have a candidness about them that lets the models' beauty, as well as their quirks, shine through. My favorites here are ones I call the "whoops" photos, ones where the girls are looking at the camera like, "Whoops, I forgot I had my clothes off. Silly me!" There's something slyly sexy about those shots, like Barely Legal girls gone wild in a way Joe Francis would never condone. They're wild because they allow themselves to be, and so does Staudenmaier.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emily Raw on June 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
An improbably thick collection of lush, stunning images by powerhouse photographer Brenda Staudenmaier (The Lovely Brenda).

The compilation covers several years of her punk pin-ups for Williamsburg legend Joanna Angel, charting each girl over time within a seminal subculture. The book is a fully-realized art object: hefty & appealing, with beautiful prints of impeccable photographs & colorfully patterned endpapers. I bought one just to keep pristine in plastic.
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Very well done. A small volume, but well worth the price. Certainly has a place in any collection of contemporary erotic art.
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