Ruven Afanador--one of today's most respected and in-demand editorial and fashion photographers--presents Mil Besos, a unique and arresting vision of the flamenco women of Spain. Often photographed wearing haute couture creations that were inspired by their dancing, the women's vibrant and dramatic personalities come alive in Afanador's portraits. This instant classic is an homage to the passions and traditions of the soon-to-be-lost culture of flamenco, a singular art form that has influenced the work of filmmaker Pedro Almodovar, as well as fashion designers John Galliano and Diane von Furstenberg, who have contributed insightful texts to this luxuriously produced monograph. Mil Besos will appeal to classic photography lovers, dance enthusiasts, and fashionistas alike.
Ruven Afanador is the author of two photographic monographs, including the highly collectable Torero. He is a longtime contributor to Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Elle, as well as The New York Times. John Galliano is the head of Dior and one of the most innovative fashion designers working today.