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French, Jim. TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR: JIM FRENCH POLAROIDS. New York City, NY: Antinous Press, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 144 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of male nudes. One of the most beautiful erotic art photography books of our time. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. A brilliant production by Sam Shahid and Dimitri Levas: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Polaroid photographs by Jim French. There is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. In black DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Jim French's treasure trove of Polaroid male nudes. "All the Polaroid images in this volume were taken as research for Luger/Colt drawings. Soon after the Polaroid camera was introduced to the public, I purchased one and found it very helpful in creating my ever increasingly detailed drawings" (Jim French). French studied with the great painter Franz Kline, began his career as a painter and illustrator, before turning full-time to photography. The Classical lineage shows in even the most naughty and brazen photographs. Half, if not more than half, of the trick to all great male (and female) nude photography is the right choice of model. The men in this collection, with beautiful, chiseled faces, perfect physiques, and dare one say it, large endowments, were all born to be photographed. An absolute "must-have" title for Jim French and erotic art photography collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Jim French. His elaborate signature is a work of art in itself. French did not sign most copies of the book. This is one of very few signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 116 plates. One of the finest American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BRUCE WEBER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0615782612. $150.00

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