Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the author, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is Cruising, the new photography book by Chad States. Cruising will go on sale online and at booksellers nationwide on November 8th.

With an oblique focus on hidden clearings, forest-lined parking lots, and the well-trodden paths where these encounters occur, States gradually began to include the men far off in the distance within his lush, dense landscapes. These are the beautiful and surreal spaces where forbidden fantasies come to life. From the Pacific Northwest back east to Pennsylvania and New York, States obscures his subjects in the foliage of the woods and blends the various locations into one sensuous visual representation of this necessary, yet transgressive act. Cruising exposes this time-honored, gay tradition, dragging it out of the woods and into the light of the public eye.

Enter to win your copy of Cruising by commenting on this post. Only enter once and please remember to leave your email address in the text of your comment. Entries close at midnight on Thursday, west coast time. Publicists: If you’d like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.

BOOK LAUNCH: Chad States will hold a book launch at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn’s DUMBO this Thursday from 7pm-9pm. Event Facebook page.