Monday, January 30, 2012

Wild East

Shamefully, the source & gist of this work is a complete mystery to me, but I love the photographs. They remind me of the French girlie magazines from the 1930s, where the titillating photography was more than a little influenced by Surrealist collagists & photographers like Man Ray, Dora Maar, Otto Umbehr, Maurice Tabard & Karel Teige. It's quite possible that the final piece in this miscellany is an innocent bystander, a simple portrait of a young girl & her doll, but because I discovered it at about the same time as the others & because I have a dirty mind, it's been unscrupulously tarred with the same brush as the rest. 

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