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"“Howard Schatz is so versatile that this volume at times seems like the work of a dozen photographers, Weegee, Avedon, Penn, Beaton, Newton, and Goude, among them. He has affection for his subjects — athletes, dancers, models, actors, pregnant moms, and interesting nobodies- and it shows in every remarkable image. Sometimes funny, often dramatic, he is a master both of the quiet revealing portrait and the explosive surprise.”"

- — Graydon Carter, Former Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair

"“EXPLOSIVE is one word that best describes Howard Schatz’s new book, Pairs. Page after page, he excites the eye with dynamic images showcasing his creative range. While locked to the theme, he offers sensuous mermaids, fiery portraits, adoring mothers and playful newborns, athletic combatants, lovers, legends, and dancers with lots of legs. This book is not a “page-turner.” Each photograph invites your undivided attention and Schatz’s pyrotechnic energy always delivers.”"

- — Ken Carbone, Artist and Designer

"“In many years of writing about photography, I’ve known a baker’s dozen truly fine photographers whose work has established them as artists of the first rank. But of all these luminaries, Howard Schatz has produced a greater spectrum of work. His output is nothing short of astonishing — not only a mile wide, but a mile deep. There is simply no one more visually intelligent, adventurous, and indefatigable.”"

- — Owen Edwards, Photography Critic

In this stunning new book by renowned photographer Howard Schatz, every turn of a page reveals surprising connections and unexpected relationships in the pairing of images.
Over 400 pages with 365 color and black/white photographs. The very best of photographic artist Howard Schatz from the vast world of his interests over the last 30+ years. It’s a beautifully bound treasure trove.

Howard Schatz’s motivating passion is to explore and experiment, searching for images that surprise and delight. This remarkable new work is an exploration of the relationship between two subjects and the visual, graphic, emotional, social, physical and even spiritual dynamic that results from the pairing. The connections are sometimes subtle, sometimes not. This is a photographic odyssey into the world of pairs.

PAIRS is available for purchase from the publisher, and from Amazon.