Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “Porno Chic

Diner Date

Don’t you just love it when your friend is already waiting at the restaurant for you.


At The Bar

I think this would be just wonderful in real life. My friend Shannon McGovern posts the most wonderful photographs.


Economical

When shooting film, I have learned that it is more economical to photograph with two models at the same time. I will have to remember to do that more often.


With Her Shadow

Model Aristodeme in a coat with her shadow. Nothing else. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Cycling… Nude

Should I add this to my sports photography portfolio? It is cycling. Ok maybe not. Model Aristodeme. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.


Sumo

A truly superb documentary about photographer Helmut Newton. Certainly my most admired and that of many more over the decades. From 2004 on the introduction of the giant volume of his works by Taschen. Long since sold out but last available for $22,500. https://www.taschen.com/…/blog/1485.exclusive_preview.htm


Does Sex Still Sell Fashion?

A very interesting story from Vogue UK…

“Helmut Newton’s Images Sold Sex And Unobtainable Glamour. Six Decades Later, Are We Still Turned On?”

“As BABY SUMO, a masterpiece reworking of Helmut Newton’s seminal tome, hits shelves on what would have been the photographer’s 100th birthday, Vogue asks if sex really does still sell women’s fashion?”

“It’s an interesting moment to rerelease SUMO (1999), the 464-page Helmut Newton monograph that weighed 35kg and came with a specially designed Philippe Starck stand. To meet the current moment, it has been redesigned: now called BABY SUMO, it’s half the size and relatively speaking, it’s reasonably priced at £1,000. (The signed first-edition of SUMO became the most expensive book of the 20th century when it sold at auction in Berlin for 620,000DM in 2000, approximately £506k today.)”

Read the full story here… https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/helmut-newton-fashion-photography


Fine Art Photography

The question came up the other day; “What is fine art photography?”. I am not sure but here is my effort at it. The model is Aristodeme. A Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. The art print from the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena California. I am liking my interpretation of it better than by itself.


Noel In A Chair

Noel in a chair that has been in my life for 36 years. Studio photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Makeup and Hair Styling by Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau.


Helmut Newton Budapest

My favorite photographer, Helmut Newton. His work was unique, creative, original, as well as often erotic and termed “Porno Chic”. April 2013, I arrived in Budapest to be the special stills photographer on a motion picture.

As the studio car drove me from the airport through Heroes Square to my hotel, we passed the Museum Of Fine Arts. I said to myself, my first day off, I would go see this Helmut Newton Exhibit. Indeed I did! It was a huge exhibit including some of his more commercial fashion work in color. Huge prints in beautiful color it was. A great start for what was seven weeks for me in Budapest.

The Helmut Newton Photography exhibit at the Museum Of Fine Arts in Heroes Square Budapest

Windy

Photographing Windy. For you photographers out there; medium format Tri-X 400.

A beautiful and exotic Windy from our photo shoot!

Fit And Edgy

One of my favorite models, Bailey Daniels. Both fitness and edgy. Perfect for me! My go-to outdoor lighting system in bright overhead Palm Springs sun. The Broncolor white beauty dish, one head on a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. Hasselblad digital camera system. My other favorite outdoor lighting is none, just the bright sun. I like the harshness. Thanks!

Bailey Daniels poolside Palm Springs

All Torn Up

Best use of thrift shop fashion ever. Styled and torn up by model Ambers Flowers. Studio photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!


Enough Of March

I moved on to April and turned the page. This is April in one of the Pirelli Calendars hanging in my office. About as close as I can get right now to photographing Pirelli style. Sheltering in place.

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Wrong Face Mask

Thinking I got this face mask thing wrong. OK, sheltering in place.

Photo shoot, Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

Masked Posing

 


Model Protective Wear

Working on protective wear for models so I can get back to some photo shoots. What do you think? OK, sheltering in place. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

Kajira

The Other Side – Sheltering In Place

Had I known, I would have photographed the other side of the sign. Sheltering in place.

Open For Business


Wrapped In Papier Doux

Model Aristodeme naked except for wrapped in papier doux. A day we spent shooting with many unusual props and ideas. Much fun! Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Aristodeme

 


National No Bra Day

I almost missed it! Today is National No Bra Day!
 
It Takes Four! Sometimes a photo shoot is just perfect. The model, a very extraordinary gorgeous Séverine. Incredible makeup and styling by the globe trotting Blanche LeBeau. And not a time to use anything but the best photo gear; Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. As for me… one very happy photographer!
No Bra Day

Auto Erotica Peep Show

A video montage that I created for a gallery show I did with the Michael Weems Collection Gallery creating a separate gallery called “Auto Erotica” in Palm Springs. The entire gallery was works of my photography and special auto body pieces by Michael Weems.

We even had built a seedy motel room in the gallery. Kind of road trip auto related Route 66 with erotic twists. Stacks of old televisions played another video montage of my creation. This video actually played through a peep hole in the blacked out front window of the gallery 24 hour per day 7 days per week. It was great fun!


SX-70 Nude

Continuing my theme of shooting with instant cameras. Here is a series I shot during our photo shoot where I brought out an old folding Polaroid SX-70. Again I love the look of instant photos and especially here, the somewhat mid 1960’s film color palette. With model Jamie Lovelle.

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SX-70


Passed Out On Instax

Continuing my theme of shooting instant photographs. My photo shoot with Shauna Toerner had me bring out my Fujifilm Instax mini camera. We had so much fun shooting these and many more too.

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I Am In It

Are you one of the ad agencies, editorial publications, design firms, and select companies around the US that received the 2019 APA Sourcebook? Yes I am in it. Thanks!

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Objectifying Women

Occasionally I get accused of objectifying women in my photographs. Far from it, I am only guilty of showing these women as powerful in their beauty and sexuality; with or without clothes. To quote famed photographer Helmut Newton… “My women are always victorious.”

Kajira

Model Kajira in our photo shoot. Powerful in her own way. Studio shoot in Palm Springs.