Chas Ray Krider (Taschen)
We Think Terry Has a Motel
It may not be politically correct to admit to looking
at half-naked women in their underwear, but Chas Ray Krider's beautiful
photographs defy you to look away in this incredibly rich book from
the boldest publisher around, Taschen.
I became aware of Chas Ray Krider in a magazine a couple years ago
and later found my way to his website, www.motelfetish.com.
Chas Ray Krider's world is almost like a film noir dream, where
voyeurs watch through pinholes in the walls of seedy motel rooms.
Garters and hose, cigarettes and hard liquor, and page after page
of the most interesting and exotic women you could imagine posed
and slinking through motel rooms in a place where time stands still.
Taschen really outdid themselves on this book, and it was worth
the wait! It is no slim volume at 279 pages. If you like your coffee
tables like mine, full of artsy erotic books, then you should do
yourself a favor and pick this book up while you can. Strangely,
a recent trip to NYC puzzled me when I couldn't find "Motel
Fetish" at any of my favorite, more liberal, bookstores.
Obtaining a copy forced me to special order it from a local Barnes
& Noble which doesn't carry any Taschen books. Many fans of
tasteful erotica and lounge culture might not know what a gorgeous
book they are missing out on. Thanks to the internet, any sophisticated
adult can have a copy. I flip threw my copy so often, I may have
to order another one. The images, atmosphere and tone sucks you
into the pages and makes you a part of Chas's delicious dream of
a sinful world that seems more innocent than the one we're living
Fetish" is such a wonderful treat in this increasingly
conservative period. My sincerest thanks to the gifted and brilliant
talent of Chas Ray Krider, the women who brought his fantasies to
life, and to Taschen, a company that never stops looking for innovative
material for us culture starved collectors. Every time I put "Motel
Fetish" back on the shelf, I hope Chas Ray Krider is somewhere
working on volume 2. Folks, buy this book if you know what's good