A Day in the Life of Jake Shears
March 9, 2011 | 4:18 pm
(Updated: July 5, 2011 | 4:44 pm)
New York-based photographer Tim Hailand’s One Day in The Life of … series provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of celebrities through a unique insider’s perspective, exposing the daily lives of famous artists, musicians, athletes and others in the public eye.
Following the success of One Day in The Life of DANIEL RADCLIFFE, Hailand continues his book series with music icons Rufus Wainwright and Jake Shears. Shears and Scissor Sisters hit Denver’s Ogden Theatre on Sunday, March 20, so before you go, check out One Day in The Life of JAKE SHEARS to discover what sexy Shears does in a day.
Elton John provides the introduction and Kylie Minogue provides the afterword for the photobook, which follows the pop icon and Scissor Sisters frontman in London before the group’s performance at the O2 Academy Brixton. Shears also provides notes throughout detailing his thoughts on the day. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Shears’ charity of choice for the book.
Of the series, Hailand says, “The subjects that I choose to photograph are people that I genuinely admire. In this One Day in The Life of … work, I’m striving to create images that are at once both raw and intimate, yet treat the subject with respect and integrity. It is my goal to reveal a beautiful or vulnerable side to the subject that has not been revealed before. We live in a media-saturated world, where respect and integrity seem to be undervalued qualities in relation to celebrities, yet our society seems to have a limitless appetite for ‘reality programming.’ I think we can have both closeness and quality, ‘realness’ and beauty.”
For more information or to order books, go to www.onedayinthelifeof.org and www.timhailand.com. And catch Scissor Sisters at the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Sunday, March 20 at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.ogdentheatre.net.