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Houston photographer and writer Jay Rusovich tackles the nature of gender roles in ‘Inside/Out,’ a new coffee–table book of his stark images. And other books from fascinating to screwball.

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“Do You Still Love Me?” — Jay Rusovich

Jay Rusovich has been snapping pics for more than a quarter of a century. And while many of those subjects were CEOs or celebrities, Rusovich has become more noted of late for his provocative, striking images from a series entitled Inside/Out. The images, stark but surprisingly sumptuous, focus on and somehow redirect our notions of gender and our societal attitudes toward them. Rusovich’s thick coffee–table book of images comes out December 15, complete with a splashy exhibition of some of the photographs at the elegant Deborah Colton gallery on the same day.

“I see this book as a celebration of life and all that it means to be human, with its frailty, contradictions, pain, confusion and uncompromising joy,” explains the photographer. “This is an exploration into an uncharted realm we all know exists, but rarely witness.”

RusovichExpect a lively conversation at the gallery show, to be held at Deborah Colton, 2445 North Blvd. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on December 15.—by Steven Foster

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