Brooklyn Boys Arrive in the USA

20131111-082102.jpgThe suspense has been killing us!

But good news: Brooklyn Boys has arrived at its United States distributor and should be delivered to Amazon within the next ten days. (So, ignore those pesky Amazon notices and extended delivery dates.) And we see it’s already available on the TLA website.

We’re monitoring the delivery and we’ll keep you posted!

Brooklyn Boys 2: Early Photography

3922This is part two in a series of excerpts from the biographical introduction to Brooklyn Boys, the new monograph on Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux.

Fitzgerald also looked beyond Brooklyn in the late 1950s when he began photographing the young men he met at Abe Goldberg’s gym, worlds away on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A small but fit man with his Hasselblad camera, Fitzgerald’s earliest models—Nestor, Orest, and Jerry Albanese—were aspiring bodybuilders 20 years his junior, from working class neighborhoods and families similar, but distant from his own. He met many of them at the gym, and earned their trust by asking their assistance with his own workout or partnering with them for training. In the process he impressed them with his knowledge of worldly literature and culture, as well as his ingratiating encouragement of their physical beauty, and a ten or fifty dollar bill slipped into the pocket of their chinos.

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Steven Kasher Gallery Exhibit December 2013

3296-1We are pleased to announced that the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York will host an exhibit of photographs by Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux from December 12, 2013 through January 18, 2014.

An exhibit of some two-dozen vintage photographs and estate prints, titled “Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux: Brooklyn Boys,” will be presented in the intimate side gallery in conjunction with an exhibit of works by famed fashion photographer Roxanne Lowit.

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Read excerpts from “Brooklyn Boys” preface

4454-2We are pleased to present excerpts from the preface to the book Brooklyn Boys: Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux, written and edited by James Kempster and partner Robert Loncar.

Brooklyn Boys: Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Boys: Early Photography

Brooklyn Boys: Richard Bennett

Brooklyn Boys: Les Demi Dieux

Brooklyn Boys: The Photography

See all the posts from the preface of Brooklyn Boys.

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“Brooklyn Boys” reviewed on EdgeBoston

Edge Contributor Tony Pinizzotto gave the book Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux a positive review on the EdgeBoston website.

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Stef, 1963

3296-1Stef was a beautiful, blond athlete, whose father accompanied son on all of Danny Fitzgerald’s photo sessions. Amazing images of Stef on the Brooklyn playgrounds and in the woods were very popular in the physique magazines of the early 1960s.

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Orest, 1960

14019-OrestOrest was Danny Fitzgerald’s early, rambunctious muse and apparently unrequited love-interest. This roll dates from 1960, the year before Orest joined the army.

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Hector, 1963

1699-2Photographs of Hector Ramon appeared in few issues of The Young Physique and Demi Gods magazines. The film roll was dated 1963.

This image appears in the book Brooklyn Boys: Danny Fitzgerald and Les Demi Dieux.

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