Fetishism in Photography

Daring and seductive

Above: Copyright: 1995 Elmer Batters. Photography Page / Home Page: Yves Saint Laurent for French Vogue (1975) by Helmut Newton

    BY: Sacia Friedman

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dominance & Submission
“What I find interesting is working in a society with certain taboos and fashion photography is about that kind of society. To have taboos, then to get around them that is interesting.” – Helmut Newton

Two Pairs of Legs in Black Stockings (1979) by Helmut Newton.
Two Pairs of Legs in Black Stockings (1979) by Helmut Newton.

 

Stephanie Seymour, Max Calendar (1995) by Helmut Newton.
Stephanie Seymour, Max Calendar (1995) by Helmut Newton.

 

Monaco (1998) by Helmut Newton.
Monaco (1998) by Helmut Newton.

 

Feet
“When a gal spreads her toes it’s as if she’s inviting you for a sniff or a lick.” – Elmer Batters

Carol (1977) by Elmer Batters.
Carol (1977) by Elmer Batters.

 

Unknown Model on the Couch (1971) by Elmer Batters.
Unknown Model on the Couch (1971) by Elmer Batters.

 

Carushka on the Patio Swing (1971) by Elmer Batters.
Carushka on the Patio Swing (1971) by Elmer Batters.

 

Roleplaying
“She was the kind of cowboy, the kind that all the Old West dreamed about, and never woke up while it lasted.” – An excerpt from Cowboy Kate (1963) by Sam Haskins

Cowboy Kate (1963) by Sam Haskins.
Cowboy Kate (1963) by Sam Haskins.

 

Cowboy Kate, Gun Belt Seated (1963) by Sam Haskins.
Cowboy Kate, Gun Belt Seated (1963) by Sam Haskins.

 

Cowboy Kate in Jail (1963) by Sam Haskins.
Cowboy Kate in Jail (1963) by Sam Haskins.

 

Voyeurism
“Finally, there’s nothing left to do but examine my motivations: Why am I sitting alone again in a darkened room, waiting to watch strangers fuck?” – Merry Alpern

Dirty Windows (1994) by Merry Alpern.
Dirty Windows (1994) by Merry Alpern.

 

Dirty Windows (1994) by Merry Alpern.
Dirty Windows (1994) by Merry Alpern.

 

Dirty Windows (1994) by Merry Alpern.
Dirty Windows (1994) by Merry Alpern.