Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Camera Club Girls

LINK quote [The extraordinary hand-painted photographs of Rudolph Rossi. Rossi was an informal member of the New York City Concorde Camera Club in the repressive 1950's. For a ten dollar fee, he photographed Bettie Page and a plethora of interracial models, then later meticulously hand-painted the photographs creating the illusion of color photography. An exceptional body of work by a previously unknown and unrecognized photographer and erotic artist from a time when such activity was taboo.
[Previously: Gals Gams Garters - SSSSH! Shy Shamed Secret Shadowed Hidden Nude Women in vernacular erotic photography]

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