"The update gives new life to the Haskins's enchanting and grainy ode to the female form, making it a must-have for photography and fashion lovers alike". -- Mar07 DEPARTURES
"When photographer Sam Haskins published his most famous book, Cowboy Kate and Other Stories, in 1964, it was a pioneering work, blending an extended visual narrative with an artful use of black-and-white tones and subtly erotic, peek-a-boo nudity. First published in Europe, the book sold out several international editions, went out of print in the late 1960s, and became prized as a collector's item."
But this fall Cowboy Kate is back: Rizzoli has brought out a "Director's Cut" version of the book, complete with digitally restored plates and several never-seen images that Haskins has added to the mix. American Photo recently talked with the 81-year-old photographer -- who began his career in London and now lives in Australia -- about the new Cowboy Kate, modern times, and his varied career in photography -- Oct06 PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS
-- "...remains one of the most coveted, collected and influential photography books of the swinging '60s...includes previously unpublished photographs selected by Haskins himself." -- Nov06 PAPERCITY MAGAZINE HOUSTON
American Photo's David Schonauer writes, "My second award goes to New York magazine, (cover date: August 28), which ran a brilliant fashion feature on page 76, shot by the famed 1960s photographer Sam Haskins. The story is called "Honey, Can I Borrow This?" and it's about men's clothes that chic women like to wear. The images are sexy, sophisticated, and in a class by themselves. Congratulations to photography director Jody Quon. See Haskins's pictures here.Incidentally, this fall Rizzoli books is bringing out a new version of Haskin's famed book Cowboy Kate and Other Stories. First published in 1964, the original is now a pricey collectors item. The new version is called a "Director's Cut," and it's priced at $45". -- Sep06 NEW YORK MAGAZINE
".....finding a certain comfort and familiarity in the heft and subtle texture of the cover and gilded lettering." -- SHELTER INTERIORS, April, 2007
"....Part memoir, part how-to-guide, this work invites you into Cater's homes... -- TOWN & COUNTRY, December, 2006
"This beautiful book is chock-full of the peeling and romantic furnishings, books and mementos Carter surrounds herself with." -- PAPERCITY MAGAZINE HOUSTON, November, 2006