Book Signing Joy

Mainly in an attempt to lift my spirits my son Ludwig hurriedly planned two signing days at Milk immediately on my discharge from St Vincent's hospital where I had spent a week being treated for a stroke.

Ludwig was worried that two five hour sessions on the weekend, advertised with almost no notice, would leave me kicking my heals at Milk. With the help of e-mail, Twitter and the blog, his concern were soon proved wrong. There was a constant stream of visitors, many from upstate and neighbouring states, not just buying multiple copies of Fashion Etcetera but also unpacking heavily viewed copies of my earlier books from boxes and rucksacks. Old friends, new faces, wonderful people. I lost count of the number of people who told me that they had decided on a career in photography as a result of my work. Two special days.

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Sam Haskins and Moira Forjaz

One very special surprise visitor was Moira Forjaz, one of the models from Cowboy Kate. She too made a subsequent career on the other side of the camera. Moira is now a respected photographer, activist, award winning documentary director and Mozambique music festival organiser. We had not seen each other since the mid sixties. The two images below are samples of her work.

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Photograph by Moira Forjaz

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Photograph by Moira Forjaz

...and here is my photograph of Moira posing with Voltaire that appeared in Cowboy Kate.

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Photograph of Moira Forjaz by Sam Haskins from 'Cowboy Kate'.

FASHION ETECETERA was launched in September with an exhibition at Milk Gallery in New York. The project is a partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger group who have exclusive 3rd party rights to market, distribute and sell a special edition of the book and are sole sponsors of the exhibition.

A PDF of the standard edition French Fold jacket can be viewed here. A PDF of the special edition cover to be sold in Tommy Hilfiger stores can be viewed here

For clarification of the two editions of FASHION ETCETERA please see the 'Two Editions' post on this blog.

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