The awarded photo book "Playboy Behind The Scenes" gives a unique look into the mysterious world of Playboy Magazine through personal and intimate photos of tangible moments during Playmate and celebrity photo shoots. Over 150 photos of unexpected, undirected and natural responses; humor, disillusionment, absurdism and vulnerability in an erotic setting.
Mr. Hugh M. Hefner, editor-in-chief of Playboy Magazine, wrote the introduction of the book. "In these compelling images, Patrick has captured the soul of the Playboy shoot and offered a true celebration of, and homage to, the people who make these beautiful things happen. Vividly here is the intimacy, the fun, and the dedication it takes to create the very best in contemporary erotica. And along the way, true to his calling, he gives the reader a peek behind the curtain of the Playboy lifestyle."
Communication Arts Photo Annual 2012 - Best Photo Book
International Photography Awards 2012 - Honorable Mention
Photography Masters Cup 2013 - Nominated
Featured on www.featureshoot.com - February 2014
Featured on www.designtaxi.com - September 2017
PLAYBOY BEHIND THE SCENES
Photography Patrick van Dam
Art direction & design Patrick van Dam
18.5 x 23.5cm
First edition 1,500 copies (sold out)