Author: Taupin, Bernie
Published by Harmony Books
62 pages, hardcover
Photography by Gary Bernstein
Burning Cold is a classic story - both sensual and moving - of a woman's awakening to the totality of being a woman. Her pain and her joy, her body and her soul, are slowly revealed through the haunting words and subtly erotic photographs of Bernie Taupin and Gary Bernstein.
This woman (who could be any woman) rises out of the sea, rivulets of water cascading off her bare skin, a goddess, yet still cold inside. On windswept beaches and exotic island retreats, we feel her needs, her desires, and her vulnerability. We see her sensuality, and her special grace. And the universality of her story touches everyone, male and female.
In this mixing of metaphor with magic, the unique talents of high-fashion photographer Gary Bernstein and world-famous songwriter Bernie Taupin fuse to produce a visually and lyrically stunning book. Burning Cold is a partnership of two superb artists; but most importantly, it is a superb celebration of a woman who is Burning Cold.