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Thomas Allen's ''Uncovered''

Thomas Allen's ''Uncovered'' -- The photographer's new tome shows how he makes book covers come to life

Seven years ago, photographer Thomas Allen took one of his uncle’s old pulp paperbacks, with two men in a fistfight on the cover. ”I started cutting it and the guys flew off the page,” says Allen, 44. ”I realized by cutting and revealing only parts of them, I can actually alter what’s going on in the painting.” Uncovered (Aperture, $24.95) collects 28 of Allen’s bookish photos, all shot without high-tech manipulation.