May 26, 2017

George K Mann - Photographs

He's most known as a vaudeville comedian than as a photographer, but it is  said he took more than 12,000 photographs in his life (1905-77). There's a sane vulgarity and crudity in his pictures of women that I selected above. It belongs to the rather classic erotic genre of the 40's and 50's but it's not without a real presence of the models when so many of the then cliches seem unreal and fake. The last one is particularly audacious and amusing I think. Strange to think that this so prude and censored period tolerated so much bare breast and tits when our so-called freedom present period consider any nipple as extremely shocking and porn. Socialized humans are weird and neurotic animals. A site about George K (for Kline) Mann here

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