Posts Tagged ‘Nude Photography’

150 Years of Nude Photography

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

The City Museum in Munich, until September 16 2009, have a show titled Nude Visions: 150 years of nude photography. The well curated exhibition and associated book/catalog includes some of my favourite photographers like Will McBride who are sometimes overlooked by similar ventures elsewhere.

Assembled by Ulrich Pohlman and Rudolf Scheutle the book is available in hardcover (ISBN: 978-3-86828-060-9) and softcover (ISBN: 978-3-86828-085-2), published by Kehrer, 2009.

The example of my work in the show is a print from 1964 based on the jail set for Cowboy Kate and shot in my Johannesburg studio. The image below is not the print in the Munich exhibition but it is from the same shoot and appears in the latest edition of Cowboy Kate.

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Four Masters of Erotic Photography

Monday, January 26th, 2009

I was preparing some PR for the forthcoming book when I came across an old exhibition catalogue.

In 1970 an exhibition titled 'Four Masters of Erotic Photography' was first shown in Munich and later travelled around Europe including London. The show featured my work alongside David Hamilton, Francis Giacobetti and Kishin Shinoyama.

The images below (a small subset of the original list), for the sake of expediency, were scanned from the catalogue. Looking at this publication, almost 40 after the event, it is remarkable to see first hand to what extent colour printing has improved since then. Similarly the quality of early colour editions of fashion magazines compared with contemporary examples are like night and day. Long live the digital revolution!

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The image below is a zoom-in on the on the lower right layout element from the shot above.

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