Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thick dicked Fisk

Handsome and hung Dick Fisk (Frank Rick Fitts) made some classic porn in the early eighties. On Halloween night, 1983, he died in a car crash on a stretch of highway between Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia. With him in the car was his lover, who also perished in the crash.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

More Dugdale

The post highlighting the poetry of Lydia M. Child here (Marius) included a photo by John Dugdale. The picture of the man in the water is the photographer himself.  In this series the second, third, fifth, sixth and seventh images are of Dugdale.

John Dugdale works in what could best be described as an antique style. He has done Tintype, Daguerreotype, Bromide and Albumen prints. He works with a large format camera from 1912 (8x10 format) and another from 1935 (11x14 format). The blue toned images above are Cyanotypes - a printing process that lends a photo a distinctive blue tint (called Prussian blue) due to the reaction of ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide used in the process. It is the same process that is used for blueprints, the typical colour of architectural drawings and schematics. The third and last images are most likely albumen prints.

Dugdale contracted AIDS and is now almost completely blind as a result of his condition. When doing nudes, which he does almost exclusively when photographing the human figure, he also strips down when he is shooting his subject. Assistants focus the camera for him and his subjects read his light meter for him. He, though, is the one with his hand on the shutter.