Fire Island Photographs

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Alex Geana. Foreword by Gonzalo Casals

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G Arts
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 9 in x 12 in
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 213 color

RRP $60.00

  • An exquisitely photographed ode to the spirit of gay life in The Pines on Fire Island, capturing the uniqueness and the sense of place that makes the island so special

Photographer Alex Geana has captured the spirit of Fire Island over a four-year span, telling the story of The Pines from legendary pool parties to all-night dancing on the beach. A fashion photographer in the commercial world, he brings his unique ability to simutaneously capture elegance and lifestyle with his lens by distilling the essence of The Pines in a glamorous and expansive body of photographic work. His pictures exude the happiness and joy the gay community find in a place where everyone can be free to express their individuality and sexuality. Freedom of expression, the uniqueness and sense of place is found in every picture. He documents Fire Island from the Pines Party to the Meat Rack, and goes on to show how global warming is affecting the experience, bringing attention to the preservation needs of this special place.

Alex Geana initially pursued a career in hospitality management before shifting his focus to creative endeavors. Starting out as a fashion photojournalist, Geana documented over 500 fashion shows while also applying his talents to food photography, advertorials, and marketing campaigns. Geana's versatile portfolio boasts diverse clients, such as HBO, Food & Wine Network, Donna Karan, and Nylon Magazine. In 2015, he exhibited his first solo fine art show, Intended Consequences, at the Leslie-Lohman Project Space in SoHo. Furthermore, Geana's photography has been published in the book, Daphne Guinness, by the Yale University Press, and exhibited by the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Museum at FIT, Chair and the Maiden Gallery, and the School of Visual Arts. Raised in Southern California, he is currently based in downtown New York City, where he lives and works.