SOURCE: Incredible Features, Inc.

September 16, 2008 17:08 ET

Penthouse Photographer Says No to Scantily Clad Models, He's Shooting Something Hotter

Local Boy Returns Home to the Twin Cities With a Hot New Book

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - September 16, 2008) - Minneapolis native Jeffery R. Werner's photographs have appeared in numerous publications such as Penthouse, Playboy and Maxim -- but not for the reasons you might think. Werner's work at times made him hot under the collar, literally! Known for his astounding photographs of stunts, he's had a couple of close calls on shoots, ducking behind a building or diving off a truck to avoid being seared from the blasts of heat coming from the explosions.

Now after three decades of traveling across the nation -- and 60 countries -- in pursuit of stuntmen and daredevils who put themselves in harm's way in every way imaginable -- by motorcycle, gun, hot-air balloon, airplane, car, train, helicopter, boat and even a washing machine, Werner will return home to debut the release of a collection of his best work in a new coffee-table book called "Incredible Stunts: The Chaos, Crashes, and Courage of the World's Wildest Stuntmen and Daredevils with a Special Tribute to Evel Knievel."

"Incredible Stunts" is like "Fear Factor" on steroids. Featuring photographs of stunts deemed too dangerous for television, here's a book that needs a disclaimer and it should read: Warning! Just looking at this book could inspire greatness... and a few broken bones, too.

Some photos were captured with a special Hulcher camera that shoots up to 65 frames-per-second that would have been impossible to catch with a conventional camera. Some sequences were shot with up to 15 remote cameras to catch all aspects of the stunt, taking hours to set up for just a few seconds of film. By request, Werner will also be conducting a limited number of seminars on action photography and relay some of the harrowing stories of the triumphs and tragedies he's managed to capture.

The book is dedicated in part to the memory of his father, Harvey L. Werner, a prominent Minneapolis businessman and philanthropist who passed away from pancreatic cancer. A book signing in his name is scheduled on September 24, 2008 to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. For event details, invitations, and to schedule future book signings, please email or call Incredible Features at 310-821-2384.

"Incredible Stunts" is available now on as well as online at

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