Betcha didn’t know that thigh high leather boots date back to the 1920s!


Who knew? Apparently thigh high, stiletto, fetish, leather boots date back the the 1920’s.
via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Bettie Page wore a similar boot for a photoshoot:

It’s kind of bizarre (pun intended) but even people with no interest or fetish for foot ware find these ridiculously sexy. Perhaps because they are the shape of a woman’s whole leg.

OMG look at all those negatives!

Boxes stacked on boxes between full filing cabinets. Drool….

Bette Page negs alone are worth north of $700ea! As a b&w printer it’d be magical to just have access to that collection for a year or more. So much pinup and movie star fun could be had. I can’t imagine what the auction house valued that collection at. It bottles my mind.

How the history of Pinup has changed.


So an awesome friend of mine (Dave Gersh) picked up some “History of Pinup” books for me he found at a garage sale. One thing that instantly struck me was a notable omission. Bettie Page was remarkably and completely missing from one book, the other made a passing mention of her in a paragraph that focused mainly on the magazine that had published the image of her. The books (listed/pictured below) were published in 1972 and 1974. In terms of models they seem to mostly focus on

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Motel Fetish in it’s 2nd printing!


I was just flipping through my Taschen catalog and noticed that Chas Ray Krider’s “Motel Fetish” is in it’s second printing!

This is really good news if you’re an analog (film) photographer and/or enjoy pinup. Before this second printing I literally waited YEARS before a 1st ed print in fair-poor condition became available for less than $50. I think I got mine for just under $25 but most were $50+ Now it’s available for the entirely reasonable price of

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What’s this “Silver Gelatin” you speek of?

I actually fielded this question a LOT (or a variation of it) in my Saginaw Art Museum exhibit earlier this year. I kept thinking “If this were 1985 everyone would know what a silver gelatin print was.” Anyways, here’s a short video giving a brief overview of the history and technique I use to create images:

Huge Mega Exhibit at the Red Eye.


So one evening I’m at the Red Eye Cafe and I meet Scotty. I was told Scotty is the new person in charge of art exhibits so I asked him if he’d be interested in have my work on the walls for a third time. His response surprised me. “We have an opening in two weeks.” Yikes! After negotiating for three weeks I got to work developing about 9mo worth of film and printing, printing, printing. The result is the biggest and possibly the most awesomest display of my work

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