From Publishers Weekly
Maverick Records CEO Oseary presents this collection of photographs he took of client Madonna on her 2006 Confessions tour. He admits in the introduction that he was an amateur who was using an unfamiliar camera. At times it shows, but the mostly large-format, single-page shots and collages feature Madonna gyrating or playing her shiny black guitar—complete with stage pyrotechnics and the backstage action, as well as audience reaction throughout. In the end, Oseary nicely captures the feel of the tour. Fun highlights include a section on Madonna's disco set and white, Saturday Night Fever–inspired costume, entitled Music Inferno. Proceeds from the book go to Michael Berg and Madonna's charity, Raising Malawi, which brings relief to the large orphan population in Malawi. (Oct.)
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Photography and introduction by Guy Oseary
Every time I do a show, I die a little bit, but no shit is worth doing unless you¹re willing to die for it. --Madonna
Madonna Confessions is the first official, inside book on the most famous woman in the world since the 1992 release of the landmark monograph Sex.
With over 250 never-before-seen images taken by Guy Oseary and personally approved by Madonna, the photographs featured here showcase the provocative themes of her live performances -- from equestrian to urban Bedouin, and from glam punk to disco fever -- and celebrates what The New York Times called "the sheer spectacularity of her physical form." Enhanced with Madonna's short, sassy interspersed quotes, Confessions is a matchless, must-have record of one of the highlights of her career.
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